When drawing on the experience of reflection, how does one shape physical forms? Do these forms exist as only memory or can these memories transform into tangible entities. This series " Who is Tai Mendoza" is a representation of separate personas that the artist undergoes while confronted with the aesthetic choices of the queer community. The photographic series takes on a pseudo realism that rely on reflection and memory. In the artist's narrative he shows previous personas of himself that he chose to activate while coming to terms with his sexuality. He presents each portrait in draped spaces representing the memory of one’s self. The idea of closure is present by accepting these photographic images and their unapologetic size. The artist has separated the persona of Tai from himself letting him live on as a separate entity.  When the series is on exhibit glass accompanies each portrait. Each pane of glass has text narrating the story of each persona.

      When drawing on the experience of reflection, how does one shape physical forms? Do these forms exist as only memory or can these memories transform into tangible entities. This series " Who is Tai Mendoza" is a representation of separate personas that the artist undergoes while confronted with the aesthetic choices of the queer community. The photographic series takes on a pseudo realism that rely on reflection and memory. In the artist's narrative he shows previous personas of himself that he chose to activate while coming to terms with his sexuality. He presents each portrait in draped spaces representing the memory of one’s self. The idea of closure is present by accepting these photographic images and their unapologetic size. The artist has separated the persona of Tai from himself letting him live on as a separate entity. 
When the series is on exhibit glass accompanies each portrait. Each pane of glass has text narrating the story of each persona.

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       When drawing on the experience of reflection, how does one shape physical forms? Do these forms exist as only memory or can these memories transform into tangible entities. This series " Who is Tai Mendoza" is a representation of separate personas that the artist undergoes while confronted with the aesthetic choices of the queer community. The photographic series takes on a pseudo realism that rely on reflection and memory. In the artist's narrative he shows previous personas of himself that he chose to activate while coming to terms with his sexuality. He presents each portrait in draped spaces representing the memory of one’s self. The idea of closure is present by accepting these photographic images and their unapologetic size. The artist has separated the persona of Tai from himself letting him live on as a separate entity.  When the series is on exhibit glass accompanies each portrait. Each pane of glass has text narrating the story of each persona.
TAI_2.png
TAI_4.png
TAI_1.png
TAI_7.png
TAI_5.png
TAI_6.png

      When drawing on the experience of reflection, how does one shape physical forms? Do these forms exist as only memory or can these memories transform into tangible entities. This series " Who is Tai Mendoza" is a representation of separate personas that the artist undergoes while confronted with the aesthetic choices of the queer community. The photographic series takes on a pseudo realism that rely on reflection and memory. In the artist's narrative he shows previous personas of himself that he chose to activate while coming to terms with his sexuality. He presents each portrait in draped spaces representing the memory of one’s self. The idea of closure is present by accepting these photographic images and their unapologetic size. The artist has separated the persona of Tai from himself letting him live on as a separate entity. 
When the series is on exhibit glass accompanies each portrait. Each pane of glass has text narrating the story of each persona.

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