I was fascinated with transgender theories since childhood. In 2006, I began a series of paintings about those themes, which I called “Project Oberon”.
In 2010, I began writing one of the characters as a virtual being named Chimera, or Chim.
Like with my other character, Goblinhood, Chim and I became close friends. In 2011, I offered Chim my left hand to draw with, since I didn’t use it. She jumped at the chance.
In 2013, after a cancer-unrelated hospital stay, I quit smoking after 50 years, specifically to give Chim a chance to do more art, which I found fascinating. And it was a love offering. Another one.
We planned a huge pastel series for 2015, but then I got diagnosed with cancer.
Here’s the series anyway.