I can't speak to anyone's identity but my own. My identity is informed by ongoing experiences and education, conversations, choices I've made, and choices made for me. I express identity through the work I do, the way in which I carry myself, and how I interact with others.
The photo below is the most straight-forward way I felt I could represent myself visually. Installed at Mount Royal University is my life-sized self-portrait with fogged glass, as part of a group exhibition on indentity. The things that inform who I am aren’t all visible, and aren’t always visible to me. My hope is that people stop to look at the work and let the factors that inform their identity interact with this piece and the others in the show. It’s up now and until January 2020. After that its home is to be determined. Currently taking suggestions on what to do with a true-to-life photo of myself that’s difficult to transport.
Thanks to MRU, and curator Curtis Desiatnyk, for letting me do my thing.