This series of drawings explores the subject of gender identity.
At first glance, these drawings appear to be biological females. The observer makes that assessment hastily based on the external elements like clothing, hats, gloves, etc. At closer inspection it becomes apparent that these portraits are of biological males dressed in women’s garments.
The source material for these works was photography from the 1950’s and 1960’s. This period was chosen because it was the last era in our society where both genders conformed to a very sex-typed dress code.
The photographs were biological females that I altered to appear as male.
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