Tongues

£70

A purple, green, bubblegum pink and tangerine pattern-clash of a pocket square that depicts a baleful FrankenTaylor undergoing conversion therapy. The dark humour in evidence in his sardonic yet resigned look is priceless.

"My upbringing was very intense and filled with the more biblical side of Christianity. My work is never to slam anyone’s beliefs and I will say that I believe in God now at this point in my life more than ever. But as a child I only believed that God wanted to punish me and I always felt so wrong growing up. I tried to pray away all of my queerness yet I was surrounded by churches that excluded me because of my queerness. This piece is a reflection on the fear I felt when people were laying hands on me and praying in tongues over me trying to fix me. Faith isn’t a building or the people in it. I believe I am a beautiful creation and I am so grateful for the life I’m living now."

This silk square is 42cm giving you plenty to play with. Great in the pocket, it's also large enough to wear as a neckerchief or even to wrap round your favourite hat. Each pocket square is finished with a gorgeous hand-rolled hem giving a luxurious feel and that classic chunky and distinctive edge.

3D glasses come with every What's the T accessory

The artist carefully designs his paintings to transform when viewed through red and blue 3D glasses, perfectly illustrating the binary pink and blue world he grew up in. 

Made in the UK.

Comes with a branded presentation box AND a pair of 3D glasses.

Free shipping in the UK!! Spend over £250 for free international delivery.

Working under the alias 'FrankenTaylor' I have been telling the story of my transition from female to male. Growing up as a queer teenager in the Bible Belt of Tennessee, life was not ideal. But instead of telling a story about depression and struggle my story is more of a celebration, although told with dark humour.

FrankenTaylor with luxury pocket square

All my recent work is designed to transform when viewed with red and blue 3D glasses. This was a happy accident, discovered by chance, but meant to be as it perfectly illustrates the binary world of pink and blue that I grew up in and how different things can look when viewed through a different lens.

Patrick Morrison, Director of Furious Goose and Taylor Bystrom

My mission as an artist is to create a world of transparency and acceptance where people are free to live unafraid to be their authentic selves. My work is all about the self-made decisions that have paved my personal road to happiness. I want to tell my story so future generations do not grow up the way that I did.

Recent Exhibitions:

  • July 2019 – Solo show “Toil & Joy” at Provoke Gallery, San Francisco, California
  • April 2019 – Group show “It’s Waning Towards New Moon” at Ben Oakley Gallery, London
  • August 2017 – Solo show at Flagstaff Modern and Contemporary Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona

Recent Accolades:

  • Currently enrolled in Goldsmiths University of London in the Masters in Fine Art degree
  • Featured in the Summer 2018 issue of School Arts Magazine, pages 25-28
  • April 2017 – Received a Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges Award
  • March 2017 – Invited as a guest artist for the auction at the Human Rights Campaign Nashville Gala
  • March 2017 – Featured in The Lumberjack-Flagstaff, Arizona newspaper publication

Contact:

Email: bystromhockey@gmail.com
Instagram: @highfashionhockey

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