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A blue beauty snake framing a progress pride flag with a faint Blue Gorgon logo on it
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Q: Why "Blue Gorgon"?

Q: Why isn't your phone number on the site?

A: Blue is my favorite color as well as my name.  It's the hue of the sky, of the sea and in general  a tranquil color rich with symbolism.  Outside of those examples it's also rare in nature which made it an uncommon color in ancient art. Only with time and innovation has it slowly become more and more known to the world. I find that both beautiful and achingly relatable. Everywhere yet only recently truly gaining visibility. 
Gorgon refers to Medusa and her sisters.
I could go on and on about the reasons I'm obsessed with Medusa. The Gorgon perspective has intrigued me as long as I can remember. The symbolism, the beauty, the history, the implications... but I'll try to keep it short here. I've never understood how someone based off of such a beautiful, beneficial animal could be 'ugly' and when you really consider her story she is a tragic figure.  She and her sisters fled to live in seclusion after being transformed then, one day, Perseus shows up and, for reasons unknown to Medusa or her sisters, he cuts off her head and takes it with him. 

I've always had a weakness for misunderstood monsters, ancient cryptids, and fabled mysteries of the ancient world that bleed into modern times... the legends, folklore, and stories grounded in the wonderful weirdness of nature that inspires us and makes the world a more interesting place.  I want to share the beauty I see there just as I want to show snakes- and all demonized children of nature- for the shy, mythic, and beneficial creatures they really are. 

A: I realize creators/businesses are expected to include a phone number on their card and websites but the truth is I struggle with hearing when it comes to phone calls.  I need to get the details of your vision and be able to refer back to them visually so e-mail and texts are ideal.  I can give you my number once we're in touch if you need, we'll work it out!  This is just my preference. 

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" "Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, “divine portent,” itself formed on the root of the verb monere, “to warn.” It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary." ~ Susan Stryker

Q: What formats can I get my digital commission in?

A: I default to .png but you can choose the format you want your piece in!  For a digital piece, I will happily provide you with up to three different formats such as .psd, vectors, .jpg, and of course .png.

Q: What does "non-binary" mean and what's with the They/Them pronouns?

A: I am trans-agender/non-binary.
Non-binary is the broader term for my gender identity and the go-to descriptor I use even though agender, which means without gender entirely, is more specific to my personal identity.
Essentially this means that I am not male or female (aka binary).  Non-binary is a category of humanity that is increasingly visible to cisgender people (aka folks who identify as the gender they were assigned at birth) so I tend to use it more often than agender, a lesser known subcategory of non-binary. Transgender people can be binary or non-binary, in fact the white stripe in our flag represents non-binary people of all subcategories. However not all non-binary folks ID as trans like I do just as not all trans people are non-binary, nor do they all use the same pronouns I do. We're a diverse group!
Singular They is the most true, honest, and familiar pronoun for me personally so that's what I use. It feels the most accessible to gender laymen. For more on gender neutral pronouns here's a handy article from Time Magazine.  There is lots more information out there on non-binary identities on the web, google, explore, and get to know us better! 


Q: Hey! Isn't Queer a slur?

A: Is gay a slur?  Used to be but then it was reclaimed as an orientation identifier. I find queer to be a more inclusive and simpler way of saying LGBTQIA+ and it is also how I identify re: my own orientation.  Context matters. Lots of LGBTQIA+ folks have different relationships with the word queer; I respect that and won't refer to someone as such who is uncomfortable with it. 

I, however, am extremely comfortable being queer. 

Q: Hey! I don't approve of your "lifestyle"/ "identity politics" or whatever.

A: Not a question but OK?  I dunno why people feel it necessary to tell me this. But if it helps nothing I've described above is a "lifestyle". Except maybe art and snake keeping. That's arguable. In any case it sounds like my work isn't for you and that's fine. 
Take care, stay safe, and kindly leave queer folks and other minorities alone in the future. 


A: I'm inspired by the beautiful weirdness of nature, folklore, fantasy, and 80s neon. I like to start with a black canvas for illustration and build vibrant colors on top. I'm most in my comfort zone with organic designs: animals, plants, people, monsters, and surrealism. Robots and vehicles aren't really my thing. Sorry! 

The medium depends on the piece. For a traditional painting I prep a canvas and use the impossible sounding water-soluble oil paints. I love these paints, they feel like the best of both oils and acrylic wrapped up in one. For everything else, I use Clip Studio Paint Pro.

Q: What kind of art do you do?

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