I use an interdisciplinary practice to explore queer world-building and search for where I exist outside the gender binary. My process fluctuates between digital and physical to create each piece. I can transform my shape as I please through digital production: emulating, tweaking, hitting ctrl-z. With 3D printing, I have explored making the utopic body limitless. I can squirt my creations out into the physical world. The result is a colorful, carnivalesque agglomeration of body and pattern; sickening but possibly arousing. Mix and match taken to the extreme, bodies are glitched into impossible, fleshy compositions; parts are added, duplicated, removed.
My work misbehaves, exposes itself. I intentionally glitch and reconstruct my form to stretch the limitation of what it means to have a gendered body. Body horror competes with playful color and pattern to create a duality that reflects the uncertainty of existing and presenting as queer. Resisting an either/or. Taking pride in having a monstrous body. Reframing forms relegated to cheap, novelty masturbators as completely unfuckable. Mouths and genitals lumped in a pile. I question the function of an orifice and what it means to use or consume a body. I leave the viewer unsure whether they should want to touch or recoil.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Boone is a nonbinary artist living in Buffalo, NY. They received their BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art in 2016. Through an interdisciplinary art practice, Boone explores connections between gender, sexuality, discomfort, and play. They pursue queer utopia through the use of painting, sculpture, video, and 3D printing.
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