In these series of works, photographs of miniature figurines manufactured to promote the 1992 film 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' surround family photos of myself at various stages of childhood.
I see the figurines representing monsters- not as a threat, but as offering protection to a young gay male in an inversion of the more conventional scenario. These monsters of a legend are resurrected with a new purpose.
Like puzzle pieces from different puzzles, forced to fit together, I collage tear-sheets of male and female models with decorative papers to create hybrid figures. In these collages I am not only exploring androgynous identities, but also the relationship between figuration and abstraction.
"Fuck My Body. Throw Me To The Floor. Hustle Me Around. Fuck With Me Some More."
Articles from the world of sports stand in for anatomical parts in these nude self portraits. The title of this series, is a variation of Mariah Carey's single 'Touch My Body.' I am investigating the relationship between dance and sport, masculine and feminine.