Art Holes: Bug Cru

Art holes is a column where artists diagram their workspaces. This issue, illustrator and tattoo artist Bug Cru gives us a look.

My art space is a desk that is made from an unhinged door underneath a loft bed that a friend built for me for a skill trade.

It hides in my bedroom, which is also my studio, nestled up in the attic of a punk house called Lost Cause in south Vancouver. It’s by far the nicest space I’ve ever worked or lived in, so it feels like a blessing to capture it for this column.

I am a queer and trans visual artist from the West Coast. My media include drawing, illustration, permanent marks on skin, comics, posters, textiles and zines. I identify with Outsider Art, and aim to build relationships with that which is wild, ugly and abstract. My practice is an invitation to a navigation of gender, bodies, magic, trauma, human connection, capitalism and oppression. I draw because self-documentation is a vital tool for survival and empowerment, and sometimes it helps pay for groceries.

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