Eyes opened: A series of ceramic works dedicated to Trans-gender Families




From the start - birth, society, with its culturally stereotypical views, will assign a gender; in this case male. We can tell he's male because he's dressed in blue and straight, right? So he must be. We cannot see or feel the inner presence, so his soul must be male too. All is good, society is in balance; everyone is conforming.

Gender branding based on physical appearance is not always correct and for many, it is completely wrong. Even in his early years he may have a sense of confusion regarding society’s expectations. Sometimes those closest to him can sense this. He will constantly fear that society will disapprove of his feelings. The deepest emotional scars are carved into him if he thinks his friends and family also disapprove. This burdening pressure will start to affect his physical presence and cracks appear as small bits of pink are courageously revealed in his search for his identity.

Gender branding based on physical appearance is not always correct and for many, it is completely wrong.


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