THE TOMBOY SUITE, 1996

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Untitled (baseball mitt)

Color coupler prints, 16" x 20"
Plus snapshots of tomboys (family, friends, and found), varying sizes

In 1996 I started making The Tomboy Suite, a museum for tomboys—a place, in which the lost histories of hidden desires are made visible and legitimate. A series of framed, colored studio shots of small objects associated with boy’s play, isolated in a small, narrowing stage made of lead, is paired with a grid of snapshots of tomboys, each printed on sheet lead.

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Pipe

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Untitled (toy trucks)

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Untitled (walkie talkie)

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Untitled (hammer)

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Caboose

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Untitled (Roy Rogers camera)

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Untitled (cap pistol)

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Untitled (rattlesnake rattle)

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Marbles

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Untitled (harmonica)

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Untitled (erector set)

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Untitled (“Indian”)

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