Monthly Archives: March 2021

Trans Week of Action 2021: Time to literally protect trans kids, with actual action.

Today is March 31 2021, Trans Day of Visibility.

But visibility is not enough, as the headline of the article says.

Chase Strangio and Raquel Willis have launched Trans Week of Visibility and Action.

There is a deadly wave of anti-trans legislation happening in the US.

If they’re implemented and become law, the bills in Arkansas and Alabama will tear life-saving health care away from trans youth.

You can follow Raquel Willis (twitter, insta) and Chase Strangio (twitter, insta) on social to see actions for Trans Week of Action.

Call and email politicians.

You can donate to trans orgs in states where trans kids are under attack, like South Dakota’s TPAN, InTRANSitive AR and TKO Alabama. The ACLU is active in fighting these bills and laws, as is Lambda Legal.

Visibility is not enough, and kids’ lives are at stake.

 

 

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle crystal dendrite visor!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Yeah, you don’t see one of these every day!

My other big winter UV resin art accessory project besides the Imbolc Crown.

Probably a hundred hours of my life went into this piece over the last two months.

slowly adding thousands of beads, crystals, cast resin jewels, microbeads, micropearls and droplets of tinted resin.

Meditative, self-soothing, meticulous and yet random work.

Making these pieces is as different from my primary art mission as it could possibly be.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 right sideBut the flow state is the same.

Controlling the droplets of resin as the UV light of the sun hardens them is hypnotic.

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler tentacle dendrite visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021 detailThis piece is robustly constructed, because I made it with a performer in mind.

And I was so honored when GodX Noirphiles said they would accept it as a Patron gift and wear it for her performance in Switzerland in May! He said it would go perfectly with their costume :)))

Still from Adrian Blount Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

Still image from Adrian Blount’s Queer Birthing series video Aug 2020

I have been incredibly inspired by the faces and stories and performances GodX (pronouns he/she/they) has/have been posting since they started a Patreon.  I get so much energy from this young artist’s creative work, and while the money I can give is limited, I can also give my creative labor.

Still from Adrian Blount Octavia E Butler Black History video feb 2021

Still from Adrian Blount’s Octavia E Butler episode for Black History Month Feb 2021

I simply cannot wait to see how this visor looks with Godx’s Switzerland costume and performance look.

You can help support this new parent, House of Living Colors mama, and powerful creative! Linktree here, Insta here!

UV resin and Angelina Fantasy Film antler holographic visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021Now, more visor pictures!

In the sun, this acid mermaid visor comes to life, a dendritic viral psychedelic whirlpool of opalescent glory!


UV resin art jewelled visor by Suzanne Forbes March 30 2021

And since pictures really don’t do it, here’s video!