As an artist and researcher, my practice explores ideas surrounding the erotic through glass-working processes, video, photography, and installation. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s essay, Uses of the Erotic, I take that which I have been taught to be ashamed of as an ongoing source of inspiration. My practice questions traditional definitions of identity by paralleling glass properties to ideas surrounding gender and sexual fluidity. By utilizing the allure of light and notions of voyeurism, my work explores that both identity and materials have the potential to be queer. Utilizing the concept of fluidity both in life and art practice and by pulling from personal experience, my work aims to permeate the strict binarisms of sexual and racial politics.