vida y costumbres de un tipo muy raro.
life and habits of a very rare guy.
vita e le abitudini di un tipo molto raro.
BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.
#besos #kisses que parecen anos!
I created this mural (6 x 2 meters) for El Rincón De Antonia, a new women’s clothing store that will open its doors in the next few days at Medellín, Colombia.
I learned a lot during the process, it was a very challenging project because I had never worked on such dimensions before.
Hope you like it!
Thanks to Juan Vega for the pics. (artist statement)
Please don’t repost, thank you! :3
High quality prints available soon, after I add a little jellyfish cat / cat jelly / jellykitty?? into the picture (yes, more opportunities for word games lol). If you’re interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when they’re available!