Giddy re-interprets western iconography through the use of forms, textures, and colors found in cartoons, toys, and souvenirs like Barbie, Hot Wheels, and gas station fridge magnets. These sources of inspiration often perpetuate a constructed gender binary that uses masculine and feminine codes to illustrate a culturally acceptable expectation of gender performance. In this body of work, I manipulate the aesthetics that I was drawn to as an effeminate child; sequins, pink, gloss, etc. Through this lens, I contextualize these elements to create an idealized version of a gender neutral, queer friendly western landscape. This work functions as a boxed set complete with a leading character equipped with numerous accessories.
Giddy took place at Frontier Space in Missoula, Montana on September 28th, 2018.