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The author writes "In a series of six drawings, I examined the relationship of image, text, and symbol by emulating medieval European illuminated manuscripts, in which they mingled and conversed with one another. I worked in stages on each piece, sketching in pencils, then adding linework and lettering in ink, and finally using colored pencils to fill in shapes with gradients of color. I used image/text/symbol to encode ideas about and experiences of queerness while creating tension between the larger forms and concepts of each drawing and the margins by filling in the empty space of the composition with smaller images, text, and symbols. In addition to figures, I often include self-generated writing which engages in cross-commentary with the images. Over the course of my work, I diverged from the style of my source material to explore different methods of signification and means of bringing the margins, which exist not at the edge of composition and thought but in their cracks and in-between spaces, to the center. In this way, my work may both elevate that which is marginal, and question the norms constructed around sexuality."