My work is about belonging, both as concept and feeling. As a queer artist, and moreover, as a trans artist, I have found comfort in re-constructing scenes from found or self-produced photographs and populating a space outside of time with imagined selves and community. But as an autistic artist, daily concerns of acceptance and communication bleed through. As my own unreliable narrator in social interactions, I have spent much of my life picking apart how it is that people find community because I often feel on the outside of it. In these drawings, I am distilling years of being a witness, and sometimes a voyeur, to other’s relationships, breaking them down into mutable planes of soft pastel and the specificity of graphite. Still, as a romantic, this preoccupation with intimacy includes dreaming up all of the ways it can exist, and through these images I attempt to create a visual space that others can project into and be embraced; an offer to be held by another’s language.