"Plato's Symposium #1", 2017
"Plato's Symposium #1" is a drawn self portrait relating to the "The Myth of Aristophanes", a narrative of Plato's Symposium that paints the original human form as two bodies connected by a spherical centre. The myth imagines three human sexes through this image: male/male; male/female; and female/female, that were smite in half and separated due to their threat to Zeus' power. It has become a symbolic origin of both the gender-queer experience, and the concept of soulmates.
"Plato's Symposium #1 articulates the artist's experience with gender, as well as her experience with a partner- in both instances focusing on the intimacy of sharing of feminine and masculine identities. It stems from a larger body of research on early concepts of gender outside of the binary gender pedagogy.