To Be Asked is a diptych that proposes opportunities to grow, to be honest, and to surprise yourself. It shows my experience with ownership and manipulation of a familiar object that I have associated with hiding. The beginnings of my research in exploring queerness and Coptic faith came with icons of shame; wood, fabric and grape leaves represented the hiding of sexuality with familiar shapes and smells. Underneath the cover of fabric and leaves, I explored family histories, cultural legacies and expectations of sexuality. This work is a continuation of that exploration. 

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