Portfolio > Rockwellian Homobilia

Artist's Statement: Norman Rockwell’s iconic illustrations, reinterpreted as collector plates, figurines, and related memorabilia, serve as the starting point in my current research. I make work to celebrate gay male culture and sexuality through pastiches assembled from Rockwellian sources. My aim is to subvert Rockwell’s heteronormative narratives and depict some semblance of a queer experience. By altering the figures and scenarios portrayed through Rockwellian memorabilia, I invite the viewer to consider the narratives of gay americana in an era that remains at odds with such identified otherness.