Queer Mesh and the
Strange Stranger

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Queer Mesh and the Strange Stranger is an ongoing research project, guided by the theoretical framework of queer ecology and ecological thought, that considers the complexity of human and non-human interrelations.

This year-long project was born out of a desire to examine the confines of binary thinking, human exceptionalism and the anthropocentric perspective that frames the Natural world; to imagine an entangled mesh of all beings, living and non-living.

The project is informed by hybrid methodologies of printmaking and alternative photographic processes, queered beyond their conventional etiquettes.

The transmutation of scientific methods and playful displays are used as tools of subversion to challenge the anthropocentric lens through which the non-human world is seen. Layers of experimental processes on paper form new, uncanny, hybrid species; defying binary gender and traditional taxonomy.

The installation of animate and inanimate materials, found objects, and scientific equipment becomes the strange strangers within the queer mesh.



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Untitled (wood frame plinth 1)
45 x 12 x 16 inches
Organic wood, plexiglass, steel pins, pressed organic matter (moth, moss, dead flies, undetermined plant species), wood block
2022

Embossed print study no.1 (The Stranger Strangers)
9 x 11.5 inches
Paper, steel clips, steel wire, steel eye hook screws
2022
 

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Untitled (walled plinth) [detail]
35 x 79 x 67 inches
Acrylic box, desecrated wood, glass, wood block, precision knife, dressing forceps, needle holder, painter’s brush, vintage awl, steel pins, water, petri dish, paper, organic matter (desecrated wood, moss, bee, cockchafer, lichen, fungi, undetermined species)
2022









Untitled (walled plinth) [detail]
35 x 79 x 67 inches
Acrylic box, desecrated wood, glass, wood block, precision knife, dressing forceps, needle holder, painter’s brush, vintage awl, steel pins, water, petri dish, paper, organic matter (desecrated wood, moss, bee, cockchafer, lichen, fungi, undetermined species)
2022


Untitled (glass column)
55 x 13 x 14.5 inches
Acrylic box, tubular wood, cockle shells, lichen, sea urchin, fossilised rock, snail shell, organic plant matter (undetermined)
2022






Untitled (glass column) [details]
55 x 13 x 14.5 inches
Acrylic box, tubular wood, cockle shells, lichen, sea urchin, fossilised rock, snail shell, organic plant matter (undetermined)
2022






Poly Symbiotic Cell
31 x 65 x 60 inches
Glass, fossilised rocks, seashells (common limpet, auger, common piddock, periwinkle), moss, red wine, water, flies, mushroom, tubular wood, crab claws, petri dish, cuttlefish bone, lichen, paper, wood blocks, sea detritus (undetermined), whelk eggs, whale intervertebral disc, steel pin, stone
2022

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Untitled (wood frame plinth 2)
44 x 12 x 24 inches
Whale vertebra, tubular wood, fossilised rock, undetermined sea detritus
2022


The Stranger Strangers (triptych)
30 x 44 inches
Drawing paper, steel wire, steel clips, steel eye hook screws
2022