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.