This series of weavings and jacquard knits sources Instagram for photographs of hypermuscular men and suggests that homosocial desire is a prominent impetus for muscle building amongst males.
Filet Crochet Lace
The phrases crocheted into these pieces represent deeply embedded assumptions about gender and sexuality. These terms are presented in an intentionally peculiar context to encourage scrutiny. Through the long meditative process of crocheting these often flippant phrases, the words are given hours of attention.
These portraits address the effect of outward appearance on public identity. Each portrait takes its title from excerpts from a men’s etiquette book published in 1860. The visual information provided to the viewer serves only as a prompt to the works’ true content which is created by the interaction of the viewer and the pieces.