WALLFLOWER

(2006-2008)

Wallflower is an exploration into the nuances of gender identity and the male psyche. These works were created out of intrigue regarding masculine identity when stripped of personal context or when facing heightened states of vulnerability. In a reversal of the traditional male gaze, the images confront some of the cultural grounds underlying gender, opting to focus on the beauty, sensitivity and vulnerabilities found in a sex that has long been held to masculine expectations and stereotypes.