The first layer of “Transman” will be buried under many more layers of paint, glue and images. Actually it is the second layer, the first being the flat blue acrylic foundation. The layer includes photos and text about historical trans men figures. These include Dr. Alan Hart, specialist in roentgenology, (x-rays), Charley Darkey Parkhurst, Gold Rush Whip, Wilmer “Little Ax” Broadax, a gospel Quartet singer, and Lou Sullivan, first trans man to self identify as gay, an author and activist. These "men" should be some of the real heroes of LGBTQ people as they performed their actual racial, gender and sexual identity at a time when discovery meant social death if not actual physical termination. As this first and second layer is buried in more layers of oil crayon paint, paper, and glue, these same images may occur again. It is hard to predict what or which will happen as I will be motivated by accidental lines, shapes and colors created as I add coating after coating to the painting. Also, the nature of the mixed media distressed paint technique reveals parts of lower coatings randomly as though one is looking back through time. *
1. Lout Sullivan, Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Sullivan. Last updated August 2, 2017. Viewed 10:43 PM, EDT, Thursday, August 10, 2017.
2. Alan Lucill Hart (1890 1962) doctor, roentgenologist, novelist, in A Gender Varianc Who’s who, https://zagria.blogspot.com/2008/10/alan-lucill-hart-1890-1962-doctor.html#.WYn4hiMrK2w. Pulbished October 20, 2008, viewed 1:52 PM EDT, Tuesday, August, 8, 2017.
3. 5 Amazing Trans Men You Didn’t Learn About in History Class, Pride.com at https://www.pride.com/transgender/2016/7/28/5-amazing-trans-men-you-didnt-learn-about-history-class. Viewed 3:31 EDT, Monday, August 7, 2017.