My thoughts on gender are considered and do not hold to any singular position. I have never been comfortable being biologically male, nor the thought of becoming female either, but always accepted and sometimes accentuated my femininity. I was always drawn to the extreme versions of beauty, even exaggerated. I am not attracted to the idea of demure/submissive views of femininity, I want it to threaten my viewer. So I sit and create each piece to design their story, mine too. My portraits have no fear and I feel comfort from them.