Unfurling (Horned Deity)
Unfurling (Horned Deity)

3D resin print

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Unfurling (Horned Deity)
Unfurling (Horned Deity)

3D resin print with alcohol ink

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Unfurling (Horned Deity)
Unfurling (Horned Deity)

3D resin print with alcohol ink

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Unfurling (Horned Deity), 2021
Resin 3D print and alcohol ink

Unfurling is an ongoing project in which I separate syncretized Celtic symbols from Christianity to render a possible queer origin. I’m inspired by the idea that Celtic motifs are based on a recognition of humanity’s entanglement with nature. By presenting new takes on old archetypes, I want to present potential paradigms for kinship, pleasure, and body modalities. This work highlights Christianity’s appropriation of polytheistic symbols as a tool in colonization and imperialism. The flat, winding motifs of insular art serve as a counterpoint to the perspective of classical art, pointing to the uses of perspective as a method of categorizing and rendering society but also questioning the efficacy of aniconism in resisting. The works in this show are derived from assets for a virtual reality project. The central avatars in the work evoke symbolism relating to rebirth, wildness, parthenogenesis, etc. in an environment that plays between abstraction and figuration. In its final form, I want this piece to posit questions about queer potential including queer family structures, sexual roles, and reproduction.

Unfurling (Environment Concept Art), 2021
3D animation