tiny little steps i take to you/doesn't matter if i fall
‘tiny little steps I take to you/doesn’t matter if I fall’ is the second painting in a 4-part installment of paintings dedicated to the theme/prompt ‘give yourself over to devotion.’ I wanted to create a piece that conveys how precarious and delicate the journey toward admitting you care for someone can be. The title and concept were inspired by a line in a Szjerdene song called ‘Go’. Listening to the song on loop for several hours helped inform the composition, colour choices and overall energy of the piece. I wanted to create art that explores the notion of taking tentative steps toward the people we admire/desire/adore and reconciling with the probability of descending to places we aren’t yet ready to reach/experience. Always with Black, queer-trans figures at the center. This piece was made with a combination of images rendered via AI (Midjourney) and my favored Microsoft Paint 3D software.
Mercy Thokozane Minah is a queer, nonbinary multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in South Africa. the gist of their work, across literary, theatrical and visual arts mediums, is to carefully study intimacy as it exists among Black queer-trans people.
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