Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Boston Ladies

2011 - 2013
The Boston Ladies is a series of prints that depict notable queer women throughout history. The women represented range from poets, artists and actors to political activists. The illustrations bring to light the queer aspects of their subject’s lives that have often been overlooked in their public personas.  

                     Partner For Life - 2013
                     16x20 Print

      As Strange As You - 2013
      16x20 Print

                    Miss Skeen and Miss Furr - 2011
                    16x20 Print

Based on the original short story “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene” by Gertrude Stein, this piece acts as a playful depiction of Stein and her partner Alice B Toklas, happy and gay together. The story appeared in Vanity Fair in July of 1925 and is one of the first homosexual stories to be published. The word "gay" is used over one hundred times and it is thought to be the first published use of the word "gay" in reference to same-sex relationships, a term that was read quite differently between queer and non queer audiences at the time.

Feb - March 2013      In The Image Of - Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives               Toronto, ON

May 2012                     SHIFT - Inclusive Design Institute Launch at OCADU                 Toronto, ON