Jacob Grant - Vanity
"Vanity", by local artist Jacob Grant.
Dimensions: 48" x 46" (total hanging 60")
As a queer artist in Kentucky, I find a lot of my work circling back to artistic expressions of my own identity from when I began drawing, beginning to understand my sexuality, and while being policed for being less masculine than my male peers. My favorite images to draw when I was little were inspired by femme figures from fashion magazines. I admired the curvature and sense of confidence they exuded. Mindfully, my style and artistic expression has morphed since, as I continue to deconstruct and explore queer society’s beauty.