A queer brown boy’s guide to making art

 

Make art about the clouds you saw that day

Make art about your friends

Make art about dancing with them at the club under the disco ball

Make art about 3AM Denny’s breakfast meals

Make art about happiness

Make art about memories

Make art about your grandparents

Make art about you losing them

Make art about watching them wither away

Make art about difficult phone calls

Make art about your parents

Make art about you loving them

Make art about shame

Make art about losing your virginity in a bathroom

Make art about boys

Make art about kissing

Make art about fucking

Make art about feeling alone

Make art about feeling loved

Make art about memories you can no longer remember

Make art about crying

Make art about being unable to cry

Make art about emptiness

Make art about sadness

Make art about losing your hair

Make art about waking up near other queer brown bodies

Make art about hugs

Make art about loving your body

Make art about hating your body

Make art about feeling confused

Make art about being unable to get out of bed in the morning

Make art about flowers you see on morning walks

Make art about late night rides home

Make art about singing to your music on the freeway

Make art about dancing on your own

Make art about yourself

Make art about yourself that is too personal

Make art about sunlight on your warm brown skin

Make art about forgetting it all

A queer brown boy's guide to making art (installation detail)

first edition printed in 2018