Each of us is born into a blueprint, and ours lives, in many ways, are defined by our adherence to or deviation from that blueprint. In my work, I use the juxtaposition of the human form and the concept of a social blueprint as a metaphor for the constraints of contemporary social expectation. My visual language is a means of exploring, deconstructing, and exposing concepts of gender pre-destiny, gender expectation, and the reciprocal need to challenge those American norms especially in the LGBT / queer / intersex social circles and the subgroups of those communities. As an expository commentary on contemporary gender roles and sexuality, my work has served as a cathartic visual autobiography and a challenge to my viewers to deconstruct their own identity on the gender continuum.
Compression by Amanda Simons