In a balancing act between fear and curiosity, I have created a series of wood-based artifacts to serve as vessels in which I may pose questions to myself. At the core of each artifact is a sphere primarily produced from a log allowed to dry and fracture naturally, capturing a snapshot of change in motion. Through the creation of these vessels, I attempted to better understand how I define what it means for me to be queer and non-binary. Although these artifacts are contemporary works, I have removed them from a particular known visual time in hopes of providing a level of escapism into a world of mystery and intrigue of the unknown.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Wood sculpture--Themes, motives; Wood sculpture--Technique; Gender identity in art
Furniture Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School for American Crafts (CAD)
Jarus, Alex, "Állo (Neutral - “Other”)" (2023). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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