Wig Heavier than a Boot
Wig Heavier than a Boot is a two year collaborative project between myself and poet Phillip Matthews. Intersecting art-making rituals with performative acts in the rural landscape, the project roots itself
within the consciousness of a character who calls herself Petal, as whom Matthews manifests as and I photograph. The photographs are a record of a ritual done as a gender-queer body in a rural environment, which provide the foundation from which the poems can be written. The resulting works reveal dynamic relationships between author, character, and observer. By articulating a creative process in which one identity becomes multiplied, the project in turn opens up a conversation about gender expression and individuality.