Megan Hart
My initial concept idea stemmed from a book I read called 'Disobedience' which explores the struggle between sexuality and religion. As my project has progressed and I focussed on the unrestrained freedom of LGBTQ+ drag scene in contrast with the regulated ideals of the Jewish community. Gay culture is about sexual experimentation and expression which contrasts with Jewish culture where cross-dressing or ‘mixing’ dress is forbidden. I have combined the conflicting ideals within the queer and Jewish communities to create a collection that reflects the confusion and complexity of having to choose between your faith and your authentic self.