Year: 2019; Dimensions: 4 FT Long, 4 ½ FT Wide; Medium: Cotton Shirting. In this piece, I stretched the neck of the shirt multiple times its original height as to amplify its “tallness,” and therefore its power. The placement of the striping intensifies the warping mechanism.
Year: 2019; Dimensions: 4 FT Long, 4 ½ FT Wide; Medium: Cotton Shirting. This piece has the same silhouette as its striped counterpart, but the fabrication is a crisp white. The whiteness of the shirt nods to white collar American workers, who control the finances, power, and inevitably the ongoing pervasiveness of heteronormative masculinity in our cultural climate.
Year: 2019; Dimensions: 4 FT Long, 3 FT Wide; Medium: Cotton Shirting. The tailored shirt is warped at a 45 degree angle, creating a feeling of imbalance.
Year: 2019; Dimensions: 3 FT Long, 5 ½ FT Wide; Medium: Cotton Shirting. The tailored shirt is adjusted to create a wave, amplifying the silliness of the series. In the warping process, the garment loses its potential to fit on the body. This allows the piece to free itself from the confines of wearability, creating a joyfully queer visual experience.
Year: 2019; Dimensions: 21 IN High, 35 IN Wide, 17 IN Deep; Medium: Cotton Shirting. This piece is an offshoot of the ongoing series “Flat Boys.” I wanted to integrate the shirts into three-dimensional spaces while maintaining their flatness. The tailored shirt is drafted to fit into a corner, thus forming along multiple planes. The tailored shirt is getting a “time out” in the corner, and thus heteronormativity is joining in the penance.