Finally decided to post these now that the closing reception for the show they were in happened today! These were for a social activism in art show at my college. The pieces are part of a set called “They’re Real.” Each piece is floral foam carved and then felted by hand.
These pieces were focused on the perceived mythicallity of different sexualities, in this case pansexuality and asexuality. I’m really pleased with how they turned out.
It was a crisp day, but warmer than the early season as the locals migrated outside to enjoy the weather. Theodore tuned the strings of his guitar, perched upon a granite planter within the alleyway of an inn and floral shop. A bone carved pick poised above the strings, clasped between calloused fingertips as the breton began to play a masterful song. The notes wove together with impressive speed as the walls echoed the sound.
He wasn’t dressed in the same ornate silks and satin that waited for him at home, in fact Theodore played the part of a polished vagrant quite well in his plain white shirt and black vest. A break from the life of appearances and masks was much needed respite as the breton yearned to be a lot of things, and sometimes nothing at all.
Crows lined the overlook ahead, as the hearth smoke of the building rose behind them. One blue-eyed bird had already perched itself upon his shoulder as he played, watching passerbys with caution.