THE KIND ARTIST

RYAN STAMERRO INTERVIEW: ARTIST JO HAY

-Ryan Stamerro, The Kind Artist, March 4, 2015

Jo Hay: "It fascinates me that we are so afraid of what appears to be confused sexuality. I understand that we are deeply programmed to procreate. I also know that many studies have been done on the conscious and unconscious choices we make from the gene pool in order to best serve the survival of our offspring, but I am still surprised by the degree of public hostility that often accompanies an experience of witnessing possible gender uncertainty.

Jo Hay, 2013 Dust to Funky 36x36"

Jo Hay, 2013 Dust to Funky 36x36"

Ryan Stamerro: "And you're exploring that in your work, which may create controversy, but it also causes conversation which is what art is all about."

Jo Hay: "Yes, absolutely. Given the climate of fear attached to gender uncertainty, I would consider it a mark of success if my work could inspire conversation even if it was difficult and not particularly flattering."

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