Friday, July 05, 2013
Your body is a battleground
Originally, the line and the design was inspired from Barbara Kruger's work:
but the more i think about it, the more it relates to transwomen and transmen and their bodies, what we've gone through. For transwomen we will try our best to erase, stop or prevent our body from being masculinized. It's a very tough and long battle to have body and mind/heart in the opposite direction of each other. So what we do is to synch them or at least die trying. The illustrations above visually is about the same or almost with Kruger's work but i try to make it more personal by asking a friend to take a picture of me half-naked and turn it into flat graphics. It's a long battle inside and a constant battle outside against the uninformed/misinformed and judgemental society. With hormones and surgery they're at least help mirror the soul.