5"x7" original watercolor. 8"x10" frame.
Aidan Wilkerson, AKA the Graphic Grackle, is a gay transman and a local Texas artist with a BFA in Animation. He uses his background in animation to create bold, expressive and appealing digital designs and artwork.
For a long time, I struggled to understand and accept myself, or to reconcile different parts of my identity. As a trans and gay individual who grew up in a very rural and religious area in Texas, I often literally lacked the words to explain what I was experiencing, or the knowledge that other people with similar experiences even existed. Over time as I’ve continued to grow and learn more about myself, I’ve used my art at times as a form of escapism, as a mode of self expression, and as a way to explore my emotions and identity. There is value in sharing our art with others, even if only to give someone a smile, or remind us that we are not alone.