Last year Sevilla-based queer company Indisorder got in contact with me. They were looking for queer artists to create a design and spread it on screen-printed limited series t-shirts. Their slogan: when the canvas is a t-shirt. Their heart: let’s bring queer politics to your clothes.
I draw a Minotaur with breasts over a crochet red pattern and with a hairy flower in their hands, from which red and pink thunderbolt ignite. I love drawing animals and I love drawing for queer goals, so a Minotaure, the monsters inside the labyrinth, seems to me to be a extraordinary encounter between those. This is not the first time I draw minotaurs. I, in some aspects, identify with this Mediterranean “monster” jailed in the prison of a society that has created the idea of the monster and the normal. But this is not the old greek Minotaur. This is a Minotaur with breasts, this is a queer Minotaur with pink flags around their neck and a flower of anger in their hands. The red pattern may be blood, or it may be a reminder of a labyrinth. I don’t really know. For me, the bull head and the red crochet, symbols of Spanish traditional imagery that I have used for my own purposes, remind me of the importance of looking for queer heroes, queer politics, queer expressions in the roots or our cultures.
Now the t-shirts are here. It has been an amazing process that I have had the chance to share with awesome queer artists-friends from the Spanish state: Susanna Martín, Nac Scratchs and María Castrejón.
Now is your turn to show the “monster” on you: BUY IT!