Gardiner Funo O’Kain
An Invitation, A Declaration, And A Warning
silkscreen (white ink on Rives BFK) – 14 x 11 in.
I am trained in a variety of mediums, but it is a love of language that provides a through line in my practice. Perhaps these works act primarily as vehicles for their titles. The works included here are part of a larger, ongoing project, The Tertium Quid Project. “Tertium quid” is Late Latin for, “some third (and unknown) thing.” The Tertium Quid Project uses quotidian mediums to investigate the non-binary nature of identity. In the case of this artist’s identity, non-binarism is most evident in mixed-race identity.