Monthly Archives: April 2010

Being Queer

Remember that auction up in wellington I was talking about in an earlier post? Well, I did an original piece of art for it, and some prints of old stuff. Well the night ended up raising over $3000! And all my pieces got sold, woopwoo! Anyways, I thought I’d pop the original up here.

Name Calling

Sometimes I worry about holding Joe’s hand walking down the street. I feel worried that we’ll get shouted at or weird looks. So I hold back. But then I start feeling angry that I feel like that, so that makes me want to hold his hand even more, as a “I’m not going to indulge your homophobia” statement. But then I feel worried again. It usually results in my hand waving weirdly towards Joe’s, and then away again, as we walk down the street. I’m sure this doesn’t look weird at all, right?

The weirdest thing we’ve been yelled at has been “Get your hands off my sister” from a truck full of guys in the Octagon. So, yes, for future reference, “Fag” is best.

Joe Reads

because it’s felt like too long since an update.

Sorry

The Brain Flip

Faces

Some portraitish stuff I’ve been drawin’ lately

Types of love…

It’s kind of hard to talk about sexuality when it’s so anchored in gender. Both the gender of the person holding the attraction, and the gender of the person they’re attracted to becomes integral. If either of those categories become unfixed or destabilised, or are, indeed, fixed in ambiguity it becomes all kinds of complicated. So, for example, if Joe identifies as a trans/genderqueer person, and I, as a transman, how do we describe our sexuality? And is it even necessary to?

Somewherrrrre Under the Rainbow…


So I spent most of last night putting together some pieces for an exhibition in Wellington in the next few weeks. It’s called UNDER THE RAINBOW and it’s a fundraiser for Out Wellington Inc. It looks like it’s gonna be a pretty rad exhibition, exploring the experiences of Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans life in Aotearoa through art.

SO!  If you’re in Wellington, around 6.00pm on Monday 12 April you should go to the opening. It’ll be exhibiting allll week, then on Saturday the 17th at 7pm they’ll do the big auctiony thing. So, yeh, go, look at my art, raise money for a good cause!