Everyone who rips on social needs to STEP BACK because for this queer, it’s fantastic. I have met so so many amazing queer poets and artists and writers and activists from allllll over the world thanks to Instagram. It is bringing our voices together and making us stronger.
Today I joyfully and enthusiastically share a collection of art from one person I’ve met just this month. The first time I looked through his art I thought, “Yessssss. This person gets me.” Which is exactly what I like best about art. It makes me feel know and less alone.
J. Andrew Gilbert is a queer artist and illustrator from Viçosa, Brazil who currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Below I share a collection J. Andrew has shared as part of his own Pride celebration. You can find his work at @jandrewgilbert and @orange.unicorn.art.
J. Andrew’s statement about this collection:
“This series of photographs began from a need to pour out my feelings of frustration, failure and limitation.
As beings with bodies, we’re naturally limited and unable to do everything.
By the repetitive use of cloth that is in this series of photographs, I pursued a stance of play and joy, stretching those emotions into something new. The photos were taken and immediately posted after writing their caption. Sometimes the picture came first and then the caption. Other times the caption asked for a picture that I could express it.”