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The Baker’s Bedroom is a challenge to heteronormativity. By using codified queer symbolism and a language of perversion, this piece inverts widely held assumptions domesticity; taking baking out of the kitchen and into the bedroom bends the norm, corrupting the codified strictures of hetero-society that dominate domestic life. The low lit, bedside setting conjures an intimate scene of secrecy, illicit gay activities, and sexual expression.

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The Cottager’s Garden takes inspiration from Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage, while in the background, plantation systems and industrial agriculture dominate. Between the two is a white picket fence, symbol of urbanity. The title refers to illicit gay sex as well as alluding to the 'cottage garden' of the English countryside.

Centrefold depicts a tender scene of queer love. The poster, folded and hidden away from the prying eyes of hetero-society, has been pinned up in the privacy of the bedroom.

Promiscous alludes to diversity; intercropping grains and legumes is an ancient method of sustainable agriculture that has been embodied by this loaf, while taking the form of its industrial counterpart. The red bandanna is a reference to gay semiotics, building on the promiscuity of the loaf.

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