The Fat Lady

Stoneware, steel wire, acrylic spray paint, latex, oil on canvas

The Fat Lady is a celebration of a person’s determinacy over their body. It represents a figure often expected to be a caretaker and homemaker- soft, receptive, giving. The wire suggests defense or aggression, while the positioning of the hands draws on the practice of voguing, a defiant act of queer pleasure that originated among LGBT communities of color.