Leelah

“When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness . After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never be truly a girl, that God doesn’t make mistakes, […]

Il Sodoma

  Giovanni Antonio Bazzi (1477-1549) startled his contemporaries by adopting a provocative sobriquet, Il Sodoma, “the sodomite”. By 1500 he had settled in Siena and was soon the city’s leading artist and a popular, if eccentric, local character. Exactly when he first adopted his opprobrious nickname is uncertain. Though Renaissance has enjoyed a reputation (hardly […]

German Friendship Association

“Homosexuals, you know what the reasons and motives of your opponents are. You also know that your leaders and advocates have toiled untiringly for decades to banish prejudice, to disseminate truth, to win the rights due you – and these efforts have not been entirely unsuccessful. But in the final analysis, you yourselves must win […]

Catalogue

Some time ago, before the Fort McMurray fires (and the subsequent unexpected move to a new city) I was a happy man who had created an object he didn’t know he could: an art catalogue. I sent a small batch to print and then I sent them to the world to see what they would […]

Hortensia and the moon connection

She’s one of my first pieces. When I was a child  there were several art books around in my home in Buenos Aires, and I remember looking at The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch for hours. It was almost hypnotic. Everything about it was so strange, so old, so far away from my reality, and […]