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EMOTIONAL INTIMACY BY THAYER NICHOLAS GRANSTROM BRAY

by Ariadna Zierold

Thayer Nicholas Granstrom Bray, illustration, drawing, emotional, intimacy, red, blue, anatomy, human, figures, figurative, bodies, kansas city, upper playground

Thayer Nicholas Granstrom Bray is a drawer, printmaker, bookbinder, and sculptor based in Kansas City. He earned a BFA in printmaking and minor in Art History from the University of Kansas in 2009. Thayer’s work is heavily influenced by, and takes freely and openly form, the history of art, prints, comics, movies, and cartoons.

Thayer Nicholas Granstrom Bray, illustration, drawing, emotional, intimacy, red, blue, anatomy, human, figures, figurative, bodies, kansas city, upper playground

His 2-D and 3-D work, all figurative, and all ink on paper, investigates ideas of physical closeness, emotional intimacy, body dysmorphia, narcissism, frailty, snuggles, and the social and interpersonal negotiations which occur within heterosexual relationships. He is currently the shop assistant at the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, Kansas City, MO, and head binder at Red Shorts Bindery.

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