HANDLE WITH CARE FRAGILE THANK YOU (2023)
HANDLE WITH CARE FRAGILE THANK YOU (2023) is a representation of the body as a prison of ideals. Of how it is so fragile and that one thing wrong will make you think that everyone dislikes you. Drink something bad; your body starts to degrade. It's a prison in which we cannot escape of which degradation is paramount to our being.
In relation to the self, I feel as though I have been trapped by societal gender ideals and this was created in response. It is trapped within me that I am biologically male but I do not feel male, I don't even feel female. I feel nothing in relation to gender. I am neither. Genderless.
This painting is one of many acceptances of the non-binary identity.