Gender Outlaw Art Print
In 1994 author and artist Kate Bornstein released a book called Gender Outlaw, in which she referred to people who refuse to be defined by conventional definitions of male and female as “gender outlaws”, she included herself in this category.
“Male” and “female” are limiting roles, and the abolition of their strict guidelines would seek to benefit those who comfortably fit inside the gender binary as well as those who don’t.
I consider myself a relatively binary trans man, I’m not a typical male, but I feel comfortable being defined by that title. Even through this, I can’t underplay the importance of how the works of Bornstein and countless others have helped me in how I present to the world and how I am comfortable identifying. I wanted to create a piece that paid homage to the non-binary and trans people who make this world great.
I based this work on what comes to most people’s minds when they hear the word “outlaw” and dressed this person in a cowboy hat and bandana, I studied photos and videos of people of all genders to create a look I was happy with until the whole image settled into place.
Gender outlaws make this world legendary and we are lucky to share it with them.
This art print is A4, measuring 21.0cm x 29.7cm (8.27" x 11.69")