Coloured pencil on paper
Triptych, each: 127 x 96.5 cm
Presented as a triptych and reminiscent of comic book story frames, Gerald Davisâ€™s Animation Is Not Faggity is laid out in narrative tableaux. Throughout each panel, Davisâ€™s ephemeral and gangly style creates a misfit air of vulnerability, reinforced through uncomfortable perspective, violent cropping, and inclusion of ominous details. Rendered in cinematic sepia tones, Davis uses soft lighting for dramatic effect, providing religious overtones to his fable of bullying; the figure in the final panel is posed similarly to historical depictions of the tortured St. Sebastian.