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Harry Pearce

MA Communication Design student work by Harry Pearce showing animals and slogans about gender and behaviour
MA Communication Design student work by Harry Pearce showing animals and slogans about gender and behaviour
MA Communication Design student work by Harry Pearce showing animals and slogans about gender and behaviour
MA Communication Design student work by Harry Pearce showing animals and slogans about gender and behaviour
MA Communication Design student work by Harry Pearce showing animals and slogans about gender and behaviour

My work provokes thought about the gender binary, specifically the pressure associated with rigidly gendered clothing and behaviour. I utilise animals as a metaphor for nonbinary and trans-spectrum identities, using humour to visualise shared queer experiences.

My current practice revolves around queer slogan artwork, and how I can use it to give voice to the LGBT+ community. Slogans are a form of visual and verbal power, and can be used to rally people for a common cause. The intent of my artwork is to reflect the feelings of genderqueer and transgender people who might be too shy to verbally speak out, but who still share the frustrations at gender related obstacles and social barriers. Media representation gives the LGBT+ community a voice, even though they might be hesitant about participating in conflict. I combine adorable animals with aggressive slogans to symbolise that no matter how respectful and polite transgender people are at asking for basic human rights, they will be accused of sounding aggressive to those enforcing the status quo. It is important to me that my work brings positivity and humour to these important issues.

Portfolio: https://harrygrace.carbonmade.com/‚Äč

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hattedhedgehog

Lizzie Starling