.aries. xander dumas. 18.november.16
With resilience initiation she emerges.
With resilience initiation-she-emerges.
Headfirst she breaks the soil bringing forth with her...life...
Bringing forth with her breath...
bringing forth with her, a cycle of renewal that strengthens weary hearts
-that reminds weary thoughts, that...she.is.a.warrior.
And she will come again & again & again- growing thick the shorn coat of a butting ram.
With resilience initiation, she emerges.
In February 2016 i took a class on how to read my natal chart. This class was lush with symbology, abstraction, connection & cosmic language. As i filled my notebook with symbols & adjectives, comparisons and hidden meanings it became clear that a visceral collection of the zodiac would better connect language with meaning. From the space of research, collaboration & inspiration, the ‘queer zodiac project’ was born.
The ‘queer zodiac project’ is a series compiled of 12 vignettes of collaborated conversations & photoshoots with 12 dynamic queer Baltimore artists & activists. Each vignette is a symbolic story weaving together sewn tapestries of planets that have their exalted & detrimental voice within each zodiacal sign and an illustrated expression of the emotion & action of each symbol.
I created Mars in the Summer 2016, the photoshoot, illustration & Aries vignette were created in the Fall 2016