Regrowth

Wren Schulz

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Artist Statement: My work layers mediums, textures, and colors to explore the queerness of objects and how they can serve as a conduit for identification and expression at the intersection of disability, queerness, and feminine history. ‘Regrowth’ and ‘Unearthed’ exist as a space of communication between identities, a meeting ground for past and present to inform the continued future. As a former eldest daughter, I think a lot about how that feminine history informs my interaction with craft – how my mother passed down knowledge of household craft taught to her by her female ancestors. As a first generation American, I think a lot about the familial artifacts that exist only to women, passed down from each generation to the next until they true history is lost and they get thrown away. These pieces exist as a visualization of those thoughts, a personal reconciliation between upholding that feminine history and honoring my own personal existence as a transgender man.

Materials: Brass, copper, powder coat, acrylic, enamel, fiber, human hair, gel pen, paint

Dimensions: 10.4 x 7 x 0.6 inches

Educational Institution: University of Georgia

 

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