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Blake Wilson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice is informed by intimacy and mental illness. Being a non-binary trans boy his work draws from the queer community and embodying personal experiences. Creating in performance, textiles and photography his aesthetics speak to drag and DIY culture. Clowns are often a motif in his work of him; a way he relates to being an othered body in a binary world. ‘I Watch You Dance But I No Longer Join In’ was made during a breakup, an attempt to assert distance from my ex lover.

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Prints: “I Watch You Dance But I No Longer Join In



A4 print
Printed onto 225 gsm paper.
Edition of 6

'I Watch You Dance But No Longer Join In' is a digital collage created in 2020 using a free photo editing app. Blake uses self portraiture to process complex feelings, in this case grief from a break up.

Image description of collage:
A digital collage on a green background and a green tint. The left side has a cut out of Blake's head (white non binary person with short orange hair) wearing a head harness with a spider gag and nose hooks pulling up his nose. This cutout is placed onto a photo of Blake's body- facing away from the camera knees to waist of Blake in a tartan mini skirt with his butt showing. The images don't match up - the head is facing forward and the body behind. To the right is a love heart cut out of a grainy sky photo. Added black text with red outline that reads: I watch you dance but I no longer join in. There are three streaks of light across the collage which changes the hue of the image, so it appears in those sections as blue and red.

Light Blue Shirt ‘I Watch You Dance But I No Longer Join In


Heat press transfer on a second hand light blue shirt.
Care Instructions: Cold or warm wash, avoid tumble dryer
One-off item

Size XXL
58 cm width (at shoulder)
79 cm length



'I Watch You Dance But No Longer Join In' is a digital collage created in 2020 using a free photo editing app.
Blake uses self portraiture to process complex feelings, in this case grief from a break up.

Image description of collage:
A digital collage on a green background and a green tint. The left side has a cut out of Blake's head (white non binary person with short orange hair) wearing a head harness with a spider gag and nose hooks pulling up his nose. This cutout is placed onto a photo of Blake's body- facing away from the camera knees to waist of Blake in a tartan mini skirt with his butt showing. The images don't match up - the head is facing forward and the body behind. To the right is a love heart cut out of a grainy sky photo. Added black text with red outline that reads: I watch you dance but I no longer join in. There are three streaks of light across the collage which changes the hue of the
image, so it appears in those sections as blue and red.


Dark Blue Shirt “I Watch You Dance But I No Longer Join In


Heat press transfer on to a machine and hand stitched jersey shirt.
Care instructions: Cold or warm wash in delicates bag, avoid tumble dryer
One-off item

Size M
53 cm width (at shoulder)
51 cm length



'I Watch You Dance But No Longer Join In' is a digital collage created in 2020 using a free photo editing app.
Blake uses self portraiture to process complex feelings, in this case grief from a break up.

Image description of collage:
A digital collage on a green background and a green tint. The left side has a cut out of Blake's head (white non binary person with short orange hair) wearing a head harness with a spider gag and nose hooks pulling up his nose. This cutout is placed onto a photo of Blake's body- facing away from the camera knees to waist of Blake in a tartan mini skirt with his butt showing. The images don't match up - the head is facing forward and the body behind. To the right is a love heart cut out of a grainy sky photo. Added black text with red outline that reads: I watch you dance but I no longer join in. There are three streaks of light across the collage which changes the hue of the image, so it appears in those sections as blue and red.

Red Jumper “I Watch You Dance But I No Longer Join In



Heat transfer on a second hand jumper.
Care instructions: Cold or warm wash, avoid tumble dryer

Size S
53 width (at shoulder)
51 cm length

'I Watch You Dance But No Longer Join In' is a digital collage created in 2020 using a free photo editing app.
Blake uses self portraiture to process complex feelings, in this case grief from a break up.

Image description of collage:
A digital collage on a green background and a green tint. The left side has a cut out of Blake's head (white non binary person with short orange hair) wearing a head harness with a spider gag and nose hooks pulling up his nose. This cutout is placed onto a photo of Blake's body- facing away from the camera knees to waist of Blake in a tartan mini skirt with his butt showing. The images don't match up - the head is facing forward and the body behind. To the right is a love heart cut out of a grainy sky photo. Added black text with red outline that reads: I watch you dance but I no longer join in. There are three streaks of light across the collage which changes the hue of the image, so it appears in those sections as blue and red.

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