Magnolia Shift

Submitted by Nic, the model, photographer and photo editor

The original Magnolia is at the American Smithsonian Art Museum

“A few years before I realized I was trans, I was enchanted by a Gilded Age painting by Charles Walter Stetson called “Magnolia”. Upon first glance it looks like a typical still life… except for the unusual (almost supernatural) quality of how it bursts forth out of nothingness. The magnolia became a symbol for my transformation from a life of “hidden emotional anxiety” to one of glorious self-acceptance.”

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Posted by on June 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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