"Closeted" Original Painting
This 16" x 20" Original painting is titled "closeted" because it depicts what it feels like to be forced in the closet with your sexuality or gender identity. You need to keep your mouth shut and show less of yourself. You feel you need to look away from homophobia or bigotry you may see because if you stand up for the LGBTQ+ community a little too enthusiastically you may be found out. But you want to claw out of your skin, you cannot be trapped anymore and you feel as though you're suffocating. This is what it feels like to be closeted.