Queer Bricks: Agents of Creation and Destruction
Enamelled, laser engraved, kiln-formed glass
21 x 7 x 7cm (each)
These bricks are made of 22 layers of hand-enamelled and laser-engraved pieces of glass, stacked and fused together. Fragile individual layers bond together to become strong. They represent assaults visited upon queer bodies, but they can also be thrown in power. Bricks can be used to build – but they can be also be used as weapons.
For the pigment I've used gold pink enamel. I love how gold – that most valued of materials, makes pink glass, that queerest of colours.
I feel like these queer bricks are seeds for something larger. To that end, I’m developing a plan to collaborate with queer people around the world – to send the bricks out and see what creative (or destructive) responses they inspire in others. If you'd like to be involved please get in contact!