Jacob Clayton

My first and truest love is music, but I’ve always been enchanted with the various forms of artistic expression. In recent years, at the suggestion of a therapist, I have begun studying and practicing visual arts on a much more serious level. I aim to use photography and mixed media as means to communicate what it has been like living for decades as a closeted transgender man in America. Through art, I am finally able to reveal the debilitating mental illness that has plagued me my entire life. Through art, I am finally beginning to heal.

Current projects include Deprivation of Self, Portraits, which expands the vocabulary of photo-based art to challenge gender identity, expression, and expectation – from every side. And Sustained Trauma, a therapeutic journey through dissociation and the road to gather and assemble the reclaimed pieces of a life.

Website: jacobclayton.com