"My fairy king can see"
A portrait of Freddie Mercury | Digital Mixed Media Painting | 8000*4504px JPG | NFT on voice.com
This portrait painting of Freddie Mercury is inspired by Queen's epic song "My fairy king" published in 1973 on their first album: "..My fairy king - He rules the air - And can see things - That are not there - For you and me to see.." ***
"Pay it no mind"
A portrait of Marsha P Johnson | Digital Mixed Media Painting | 8000*4504 px JPG | NFT on voice.com
"Pay it no mind" is what the P. stands for in Marsha P. Johnson - activist, self-identified drag queen, saint, sex worker, performer, survivor. It's what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. "Pay it no mind" is this beautiful invitation to instead of the initial set up of roadblocks of categorization and judgment, try human connection. It is also this practice, that everyone will adopt, who is othered so much that living life does not only becomes difficult but dangerous if they want to express themselves. It won't keep you safe, but allow you to be, and become more. This is what Marsha P. Johnson did: show up with strength in activism as much as love & kindness. Thank you, Marsha P. Johnson, for changing our lives, teaching us courage, love, compassion, for showing us how to make change, express our beauty, and try to keep our hearts open.
"For My Community"
A portrait of Sylvia Rivera | Digital Mixed Media Painting | 8000*4504 px JPG | NFT on voice.com *
"We didn't take no shit from nobody. We had nothing to lose. You all had rights. We had nothing to lose. I'll be the first one to step on any organization, any politician's toe if I have to, to get the rights for my community." - Sylvia Rivera The reference for the portrait painting is a series captured by Valerie Shaff in '96 just before the destruction of her home for the build of the Hudson River Waterfront project. Rivera described the event as follows: “It’s called a sweep. Not even a fucking eviction. A sweep, like we’re trash.”
"Someone has felt your loneliness before"
A mixed media work portaying Alok Vaid-Menon & Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox: "what helps you get through?"
Alok: "History -- reading for me was a lifeline because I found people who felt the same thing before me [...]
someone in the world has felt your loneliness before
find your ancestors
become their living memorial.."
This work is inspired by the conversation Laverne Cox @lavernecox had with Alok Vaid-Menon @alokvmenon on the Laverne Cox Show, a beautiful, insightful and inspiring dialog, that I keep going back to and relisten, cause there's so much important stuff being said - for example about loneliness, the importance of history and compassion with self and.. Listen to it ;)
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