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Bux (Sara) Dhyne's avatar Bux (Sara) Dhyne

"Phallacy" is the first in a series that I am creating questioning and exploring the cliches and stereotypes in the LGBTQ community. The series is a tongue in check exploration of gender and sexuality in juxtaposition with bright colors and pieces of fruit. "Fruits," the title of the series, has often been used as a slang term to describe homosexual men. This painting is a self portrait addressing the issue of gender norms and roles. The title a combination of the words phallic and fallacy, tells us not to assign gender by sex. The combination of the the banana and the femme/female presentation explore who we truly are and when we let those parts of our self show through. The original concept had included a mask, giving the imagery of hiding one's identity, but I decided to go with a confident, affirming facial expression to show that there is no shame in this presentation of my sexuality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media, Oil Painting
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 58 inches