Neil Daigle Orians

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 Aggressive Vulnerabilities is part art project, part life practice, part philosophic experiment. I’m interested in exploring various questions surrounding mental health and queerness through my own experiences, as well as others. Can I help craft a culture where mental illness is destigmatized if I’m aggressively vulnerable with my experiences in and out of psychiatry? Is it possible to deconstruct toxic masculine behaviors by embracing queerness in mind and body?

diary entry 022719 • fused plastic tapestry with grommets | 2019

diary entry 022719 • fused plastic tapestry with grommets | 2019

heart on my sleeve 1 • found fabric, used t-shirt, iron on appliqué and acrylic with grommets and polyfill | 2019

heart on my sleeve 1 • found fabric, used t-shirt, iron on appliqué and acrylic with grommets and polyfill | 2019

apologies • fused plastic, yarn, pony beads and lace on stretcher bars | 2019

apologies • fused plastic, yarn, pony beads and lace on stretcher bars | 2019

sugarcoated • found fabric, lace, fused plastic and pony beads on stretcher bars | 2019

sugarcoated • found fabric, lace, fused plastic and pony beads on stretcher bars | 2019

lexapro tapestry • found fabric, acrylic, fabric dye, polyfill and grommets | 2019

lexapro tapestry • found fabric, acrylic, fabric dye, polyfill and grommets | 2019

In addition to objects, installation, and writing, I’ve been utilizing honesty in my life both on and offline. By being honest about how I’m actually feeling any given day, I hope to break social conventions that require lying about our emotions under the guise of “politeness”.

truvada tapestry • screen print, old t-shirts, pony beads, polyfill and grommets | 2019

truvada tapestry • screen print, old t-shirts, pony beads, polyfill and grommets | 2019