30x40” Black and White Giclée print

Passive is a departure - It takes the notion of bringing the personal to the external. The idea of the project was to grow this unacceptably grotesque facial hair for nearly a year without shaving. The departure point of the project started when I had been constantly bombarded with slurs and insults from close friends, family and colleagues alike regarding the structure of my facial hair. These slurs range from a number of referenced connotations such as masculine/effeminate nature in men, societal standards of the male norm, cultural and racial degradation and other negativity. I created the piece to absorb and re-appropriate a negative experience into a visual and therapeutic experience for myself. The personal journal entries are appropriated right onto the surface of the large format print in order to reflect a nature of fragility and passivity.


(Source: raaaymond)

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