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Riding Sliding Rumba



Riding. Sliding Rumba!

These moves are both hetero and homosexual courtship activities of dances with peccaries (riding), long-eared hedgehogs (sliding), and guinea pigs (rumba). Part of a decade-plus exploration of biological exuberance, a term coined by Bruce Bagemihl in his paradigm-shifting 1999 book by that name. I have been learning from and working with this book for a long time. This print is a piece of a repeat pattern that I created to print on fabric at the Women's Studio Workshop in November 2019. It is also a taxonomy of terminology. The terms that describe the multiverse of queer animal behavior is rich, colorful, and ripe for word play. Possibilities expand for all.

In new colorways for 2024. Choose from lavender or light blue cover stock. With the recent and ongoing legislative and physical attacks on queer and trans lives, we need reminders of how queer nature truly is, now more than ever.


These ideas and drawings are also embodied on this queer ecology hanky


Posts by Mary Tremonte