Orientations, 2022, 63 x 45 cm each, synthetic polymer paint and vinyl on paper
In her book ‘Queer Phenomenology’ philosopher Sara Ahmed describes the sense of disorientation that can result from seeing the world differently. In response to this common experience, queer people in urban spaces orient toward each other. Commonalities of experience and desire lead to interweaving paths, which create geographies of shared spaces and networked relations. These works responds to this experience, taking common urban wayfinding symbols and reframing them through a queer lens. Hovering on sprayed backgrounds these brightly colored chevrons direct the eyes right or left. On the back of the artwork, hanging wire strung on both the top and the bottom allows the works to be hung in many different configurations.