vintage Ru gives me life
ok well here are some bookend opening statement pieces I did today (with the help of my boo) to set the stage for a piece I’m working on called “Common Misconception”.
I’m rifling through old photographs and writing about them, trying to pinpoint where exactly I realized that I didn’t quite feel like a girl and didn’t quite feel like a boy either. This kind of self-reflexive exploration is one that I’ve been doing for a while in my mind and am now trying to figure out on another level of work, visual representation, and how, just now at 20, I’m beginning to access all of these complicated, difficult gender feelings.
“Let Every Pansy Bloom” banner at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day pride parade. June 25, 1978.