London College of Fashion
MA Costume Design for Performance
Raised in a religious family as a pastor’s gay son I was confronted early on with opposites. My talents for the arts have helped me to escape these inner conflicts and break free from rigid rules and a narrow minded world view. Until this present day, creating, transforming and performing portrays a romanticised place of refuge to me. The experience of breaking free from conformities and the oppositeness are reoccurring elements in my designs. The personally experienced process of detachment from a rigid religious system, which excludes and even demonises LGBTQIA people and rejects their right for faith became my creative urge. I often felt lonely within this trauma and through expressing this with my creations I am able to find and meet people with similar backgrounds and find help and support each other. This tribe needs to be heard and to be seen. I would like to use the arts to work through these experienced traumas.
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