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Accoutrement
Accoutrement

6' x 4,5'

men's briefs, hand-embroidered and peyote-stitched glass pearls and glass beads, elastic waistband, fringe

Accoutrement, the central piece of this body of work, combines two different formative objects/materials with which I had relationships of shame growing up as a young gay boy. The appeal of men’s underwear and their provocative packaging, alongside wearing and playing with family costume jewelry (faux pearls), were forbidden pleasures. Here they are pieced together to compose a new queer textile that corresponds to my own body measurements (my height and armspan). Exquisitely hand-embroidered beads and pearls act as an ornamental and structural elements throughout this work, either obstructing holes or joining surfaces with net structures, referencing the necessity for queer individuals to craft themselves.

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BUM
BUM

men's brief, elastic waistband, harness hardware

25" x 12"

 

HAANES
HAANES

men's brief, peyote-stitched and embroidered glass beads, metal chains, elastic waistband, harness hardware, grommets

22" x 24"

 

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Blue Calvin
Blue Calvin

men's brief, elastic waistband, tulle, fringe, grommets

25" x 30" 

 

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Installation View_small.jpg
Installation View 2_small.jpg
Accoutrement
Accoutrement Detail.jpg
Accoutrement Detail5_small.jpg
Accoutrement Detail3_small.jpg
Installation View 3_small.jpg
BUM
HAANES
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HAANES Detail3_small.jpg
Blue Calvin
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Accoutrement

6' x 4,5'

men's briefs, hand-embroidered and peyote-stitched glass pearls and glass beads, elastic waistband, fringe

Accoutrement, the central piece of this body of work, combines two different formative objects/materials with which I had relationships of shame growing up as a young gay boy. The appeal of men’s underwear and their provocative packaging, alongside wearing and playing with family costume jewelry (faux pearls), were forbidden pleasures. Here they are pieced together to compose a new queer textile that corresponds to my own body measurements (my height and armspan). Exquisitely hand-embroidered beads and pearls act as an ornamental and structural elements throughout this work, either obstructing holes or joining surfaces with net structures, referencing the necessity for queer individuals to craft themselves.

BUM

men's brief, elastic waistband, harness hardware

25" x 12"

 

HAANES

men's brief, peyote-stitched and embroidered glass beads, metal chains, elastic waistband, harness hardware, grommets

22" x 24"

 

Blue Calvin

men's brief, elastic waistband, tulle, fringe, grommets

25" x 30" 

 

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