My work features large-size portraits of figures. The drawings, using mixed materials, are delicate in detail but rough and expressive in their overall appearance. I self identify on the transgender continuum, uses images of strong and older women to expose the painful discrepancy between social expectations and the physical reality of changing and growing old. At the same time, the works allow me to imagine my own future as I move closer to my female body. These expressive large-format portraits explore the long psychological and emotional journey I have taken and the implications of this momentous change of transitioning from a man to a woman.
My drawings, which measure three meters tall and up to four and half meters wide, are mostly composites of older women I has observed during my years in Germany, where I currently resides. The images depict women I have seen on the street, including those who have undergone sex changes, and are derived from both imaginary figures and aspects of my own self-portraits. The works are both outward critiques of societal norms and introspective explorations of my own fears, anxiety and deliberations regarding what is feminine and what it means to be a woman.