In September of 2020 I was a participant in a group show I AM WHAT I AM at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS. Curated by Brandt Eisner, a collection of artists made work based on identity.
This plate series are inspired by pride protest buttons; historical, during my coming out in the early 90’s, and contemporary. This was and is a way for communities to validate each other, connect to each other, and express our pride. Beyond that they were a tool to communicate our rage and demand change. For me they were a way to identify myself as part of a community, advocate for change, and perhaps open communication to educate those not in my community.
Plates are made with Nova Scotia earthenware clay and glazed with a variety of glazes and underglazes. They are approximately 9.5" wide by 1.5" deep.