Linoleum Flowers: tools for queer coding

  • This embroidered sculpture comments on the concepts of queer coding and femme identity. This facsimile press-on nail kit signals a mode of hyper feminine beauty, while ironically highlighting a clear aspect of queer femme identification. The piece takes an object of superficial beautification and combines it with a certain softness and intimacy by replacing the generic instructions on the back of the box with written poetry.