My art places historical figures and popular characters in situations that complicate their sexuality, thus removing them from the heterosexual narrative to which they have often been confined.
The Glory Holes were initially inspired by the concept of those cheesy “face-in-a-hole” cutouts that exist at tourist stops around the world. Instead of removing the face of a character for the participant to insert his or her own, I thought, why not have create an interactive artwork where you can insert your genitalia instead?
With these glory holes and the resulting polaroids, I aim to challenge the idea of “normativity” as applied to sexuality, and to show both gender and sexuality as a performance—something that is fluid rather than compartmentalized.
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