In Search of Utopia? (Painting Backward Series) 2020
In 2008 when I began performing as queen of luxuria I embarked on a visual practice that complimented the ethos of my work in creating the persona. The first body of visual work by queen of luxuria takes the negative shapes of the costumes to create painting and patterns. These have been exhibited in a solo exhibition at Ridge Historical Society in 2016 and an exhibition with Dave Richards at Slow Gallery in 2013.
The current body of painting, prints and drawings has evolved out of the Spare Rib Revisited project. I am building an archive of visual work that is activated by the poetry I have written for each woman and women-identified person. This is currently utilizing mathematical systems to investigate inequity.