The Wildcrafting Our Queerness Project

Megan King

Megan King is a fiber artist, photographer, and installation artist originally from Northeastern Tennessee and currently based out of Syracuse, New York. Reveling the world of process and constant change opened by mixed media, Megan King uses original and found photographs as the visual texture of larger quilts and textile installations. In doing so, she has developed a practice that uses the Appalachian fiber crafts - traditionally associated with the region's working class women - in a way that simultaneously archives their experiences while also drawing attention to the absence of these women's perspectives in popular depictions of Appalachia. Through her work she poses a vital question: how can we remember (queer) women in a way that detaches them from the patriarchal and heteronormative narratives that so often pin them down? Especially those women who were 'unattached' to begin with?

Megan King's photographic work similarly strives to depict an angle of Appalachia that goes undiscussed in the larger archive of the region. From her numerous immigrant neighbors to her evolving attitudes to her family and friends, Megan King's work embraces an Appalachia that is not stuck in time, but is rather constantly influencing and influenced by the world around it. 

Megan King's entire body of work can be found on her website

Click the title of each piece to view the full image and listen, when available, to an audio recording of Megan King describing her inspiration and process behind the work of art.

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