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My graduate studies and the birth of my son have transformed me from a “silent partner” in corporate design — a professional adhering to strict c… Read More
My graduate studies and the birth of my son have transformed me from a “silent partner” in corporate design — a professional adhering to strict client-driven standards — into an expressive artist who has something to say about the world we live in. Flowing out of my identity as a gay, married, and adoptive parent, and my status as a biracial, adopted immigrant, my current work is a critique of society’s lack of social tact and lingering prejudice surrounding adoption, particularly gay adoption. Working within conventions of parody, I use standard design tools and methodology to construct combinations of text and image that communicate subversive messages to make the implicit explicit. I study and borrow from formats in the baby product industry, such as “onesies”™, and from traditional print media. My primary objective is storytelling, and an additional goal is to raise social awareness. Read Less
Published:
MFA Thesis: Golden Child: The Onesies Project
UMass Dartmouth MFA in Visual Design Thesis Exhibition