I am a trans/genderqueer/fluid artist who weaves together writing, photography, music, and mixed media to tell stories. Many of these stories specifically aim to uplift and celebrate queer people, creating worlds where distinctions of gender, time, and place become fluid and flexible, and new queer stories connect to ancient patterns.
My series Transcendence: Queer Restoryation (and other projects I’m currently working on) intertwine gender, spirituality, mythology, and nature, exploring many paths beyond supposed binaries: male and female, night and day, land and sea, earth and sky, life and death, self and other, self and earth. In the spirit of myths, my work transcends boundaries and identities to reach a deeply human experience of connection.
In a society that tries to erase the presence of queer, transgender, and non-binary folks, it is vital that we share our stories, whether these are the everyday realities of our lives, or mythic tales of realities deeper than ordinary truths. Binary ways of seeing the world will not simply disappear — we must actively replace them with ways of seeing and honoring fluidity as natural and necessary. Through the powerful act of queer restoryation, my work invites people on a journey of empowerment, inspiration, and healing.
As I travel on these journeys through the landscapes around me, I also create images of the natural world itself, and am particularly drawn to the falls around Ithaca. Creating these images is part of the journey of transcendence, and making a variety of prints available helps support the transformative work.
I have two websites. The one below my portrait and quirkphotography.com