Lightbox mural by Chau Bormin
30 November 2019 – 31 January 2020
F3 (Friends Futures Factory)
“In the Garden of My Own Making” is a light box mural by Chau Bormin. His work is highly emotive and presents an alternative male identity by using flowers and soft colors that are normally associated with femininity to construct a portrait of a young man. The artist states, “…one should learn to love one’s body on one’s own terms; it shouldn’t matter what others see or what the media thinks is ideal. You make your own space in which you can freely express yourself and be content and happy.” He further asserts that the seeming contrast between the flowers and the male figure challenges the systemic falsehood that men are not emotional, caring or sensitive.