My recent work is serious play (to use Donna Haraway’s term). While researching queer theories of identity formation (particularly those of Judith Butler and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick) I recognized that the abstract concepts described in these texts, such as fluidity, viscosity, layering, and encryption, are at once processes and formal aspects in visual art. Through my own translation of this language in my image-making process, I have been working with moments of transition and transformation involving male-identified bodies. Such instances include representations of figures emerging from water; bodily forms obscured and distorted by layers of material and digital process, as well as the ecstatic state-change from being human to being a vampire. I wanted to seize this opportunity to specify my own queer desire in my work while simultaneously underscoring the notion that desire, like identity formation and image-making, is subject to translation, adaptation, and ultimately, change.