MUST BE NICE
MUST BE NICE serves as an honest record of the darkest and lightest experiences I have had throughout an ongoing process of coming out and existing in between. I am fascinated by the deceit of an all-or-nothing mindset and how it manifests in the objects, materials, and spaces that we manipulate as tools of empowerment/powerlessness for ourselves and others. The materials I use are familiar, bodily, and pervasive – hair, paper, fabric, found/appropriated objects, plastic, and beyond – and used to elicit questions about the implications of visibility, physicality, and participation. This work contemplates the fragility of binaries and themes of isolation, connection, insecurity, and vulnerability.