My graduate project is concerned with decoration. I find beauty in the contrast between feminine and masculine coded aesthetics.
As time passes I have problematized the concept of gender neutrality. I have had difficulty in interpreting the concept of gender neutrality in design since the result is frequently a lack of gender expression.
In my view, gender neutrality is created when masculinity and femininity are allowed to coexist. And so I examine gender neutrality as a combination of masculinity and femininity, rather than their omission. In this project I challenge my own notions about ornamentation and décor as femininely coded.
With Genderfucked Ornament I aim to represent the spectrum between masculine and feminine coded aesthetics. While working on the project I have concluded that ornamentation can be regarded as masculine just as well as feminine. It has no need to be one or the other; it can be Genderfucked.