Renascence represents a growing awareness of your identity while within a condemning environment and the cathartic experience of celebrating the freedom to be oneself. I focus on LGBT+ individuals who still experience social discrimination despite changes in Australian and international laws that make it possible for them to have easier life experiences. Many young queer individuals still feel uncomfortable and unsafe when coming out. I have used the iconography of religious art throughout my body of work to highlight how the ideals of religious art contradict the reality that causes much of this social rejection.
Toronto High School