I found a weird sense of comfort in Claude Cahun’s work; the expressiveness and unapologetic flame they had when it came to their individuality and the work they did work about slightly taboo like sexuality and identity through self-portraiture, masquerade, and collage. 

I created seven collages with the themes of identity and sexuality with my own photography, Man Ray’s work, & work from a book about the history of portraiture in printmaking.

These collages visually explain the struggle and the truth behind the mask I wore for so many years.   

You can't love her! You must love him! For they are watching!

You can't love her! You must love him! For they are watching!

Come quick! But beware of the female touch!

Come quick! But beware of the female touch!

I want to know why I adore her!

I want to know why I adore her!

Why won't you let me love them? Why won't you let me love myself?

Why won't you let me love them? Why won't you let me love myself?

You must listen! I am what I am!

You must listen! I am what I am!

Look! Something wicked this way comes! Is it I?

Look! Something wicked this way comes! Is it I?

Both are me. Both are free.

Both are me. Both are free.