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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Leslie Hirst

Materials + Techniques

Mixed media, gouache, collage

Student Narrative

Based on the 1980’s salsa song El Gran Varón by Willie Colon, this book follows the narrative of Simon and their struggles in the Latinx community concerning LGBTQ+ issues. Illustrated to follow personal struggles akin to Simon’s, the book is a collection of images that displays dysphoria and abuse. This book is part of a larger project exploring sexuality (especially with Latinx bodies) and the colors attributed to sexuality.

Photo Credit

Connor Parsley FAV 20

El Gran Varón | The Great Man



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