I am interested in the performance, construction, and deconstruction of sex, gender, and sexuality. By aligning myself with Michel Foucault’s basic conceit in The History of Sexuality (Volume One), I hope to continue to re-position conversations and ideas related to sex, gender, and sexuality. The main thrust of Foucault's writings is to refute the idea that our identities are somehow fixed or determined by our gender or sexual preference. Further, our mainstream thinking about sexuality is largely informed by the “repressive hypothesis,” which claims that the history of sexuality over the past three hundred years has been a history of imprisonment. Sex, except for the purposes of reproduction is taboo, and the only way liberate ourselves from this repression, according to this hypothesis, is to be more open about our sexuality, to talk about sex, and to enjoy it.
In some cases, my work first starts with the construction of 3D collages, consisting of projecting images from my meta-sexual image database -- see meta-sexual image database link -- onto friends (see Plexi Collages, Drawings with 3D Collages, Paintings on 3D Collages, and Photographs of 3D Collages). Other works includes Asses, Reflections, Retail!, Performance Ephemera, and associated videos. Ultimately, my aim is to create meta-sexuals whose identities are not constrained by contemporary gender, sex, or sexual identity preconceptions.
Categories of works include: