Artist: Paul McKee
In my work, I record specific periods in my life, both real and imagined, in order to understand their existence. By shaping my past into form and symbolism, I create a lens for the audience to look through that deals specifically with non-traditional gender and sexual roles. I want my audience to parallel my traumatic/difficult times with their own recollections and to understand the similarities we have on an emotional level. Although the voice of the art is specifically mine, I believe that it has a social and non-gender specific value that can be identified with by others, regardless of their gender or sexual preferences and the roles they provide in their lives.