About the Artwork
Stone (Butch) is part of a body of works exploring the terrain of the Queer body in the landscape and was created by plaster casting directly in crevices in natural rock formations at Godrevy Point (St Ives Bay, Cornwall). This ‘sculptural void’ makes physical a negative space created by the power of the sea.
Stone (Butch) considers a ‘raincoat layer’ of the body exposed to external forces inspired by lesbian and trans activist Les Feinburg’s novel ‘Stone Butch Blues’ in which the oppression of lesbian, trans and butch and femme identity is laid bare. This sculpture embodies a space that is shifting and fluid, reclaiming a natural space for Queer and Butch identity from a history of being deemed ‘against nature’.
Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Corten steel, jesmonite and paint
220 x 130 x 156cm