"Fish" is used as a term of endearment in the trans community. A deconstructed toy fish bowl kit is reconstructed to bring awareness to the trans community and pay homage to their transformative ingenuity. The small fish bowl is cut in half and made into a skirt adorning a bold and bodacious trans woman in all her glory. The drawing is rendered in the style of a fashion sketch to connote the fashion industry's impact on the gay Ball scene, a space crafted and cultivated by Black trans women for all LGBTQ, non-binary people. Her belt buckle with the number 35 signifies the average lifespan of a black trans woman and different pieces in the toy kit serve as accents for the piece.
Brush marker, pen and ink, oil, toy fish bowl kit
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