Stuffed and stitched denim with carabiners, H 33cm x W68cm

Butch Babes (denim edition)

Created for Butch appreciation day 2021,’Butch Babes’ is part of a series of ‘babes’ that turns pet-name into squidgy-queer-love-tokens. Originally dedicated with softness and humour to one person in particular, this denim edition is dedicated to the masc-of-centre LBTQINB community, and to celebrating the freedom I have found through embracing the butch side of my own identity.

About the artist

Joanne Newman

Derby, United Kingdom

Simultaneously embracing the flamboyant and uncertain with queerly hued colours and sensual materials, the work folds in softness, silliness and strength as fluid gestures of the ambiguous and queer.
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