"Keep calm and refill your lantern."
I don't like discussing politics online, especially not in my art gallery. I don't make political art or create art to make a statement - I'm just here to express myself, to entertain and to soothe whoever's watching my works and hopefully give them a relief from the stress of daily life.
However, with regards to the US election I must say that all Donald Trump stands for is against my values and beliefs. I'm not American and have never been to the USA and honestly have very little interest to travel there either, so it's really none of my business. But
I want to make something clear; I create my works from a queer perspective and with my fellow LGBT+ folks in mind. I create first and foremost about us, for us, and I view art from a queer perspective, looking for and creating positive representation where I can. If this makes someone uncomfortable or goes against whatever it is you stand for, you are always allowed to just unwatch me and go on with your life uninterrupted, no questions asked. We can co-exist peacefully. But - and I will say this just once - no amount of homophobia, transphobia, racist or misogyny is tolerated in my gallery. Kindly take this into consideration if your views differ from mine. Political atmospheres may change to be more forbidding and less accepting for us minorities, but it doesn't mean I will change anything about myself or my behaviour. I'll be openly gay until my last breath on this earth and no one can frighten me into silence. I'll never be in the closet again.
If there was a statement in my works, it's that we are all equal, and that all love, regardless of gender, nationality or skin colour, is of equal worth and thus worth protecting. That's all. Take care, all of you, especially those of you in the US.
Things to do
* Upload a new chapter on Count the Daylight Hours every week between Monday and Friday
* work on my new artbook