Household Names III - Juno Birch
Juno creates pastel-hued sculptures and drawings of alien-esque women in cat-eye shades and six-inch heels with huge lips, cartoonish breasts, Adam’s apples and stubbly chins. Drawing on her own experience as a transwoman and often feeling artificially gendered and alienated by society, Juno embraces this ‘artificial womanhood’ with pride and humour, also using herself as a canvas to bring her sassy alien beauties to life.
See more of Juno’s work here: www.junobirch.com/
Throughout my life as a Transwoman, I’ve often been quite insecure about being an ‘artificial’ woman, and not being biologically female. But when I got rid of my gender dysphoria, I started to embrace that artificiality with pride and that’s what a lot of my work shows, how it feels to be an alien in a woman’s skin.