This work started as simple play and has evolved to be pretty much the same thing. You can thank Ebay for access to the gorilla costume. This work is about identity and what it means to be a man. These are not questions that I'm that curious about because I am a man and I know what it means to be a man. The thing is, I never felt comfortable in any situation I found myself in. I created a persona that was more wild animal than human. This was my way of creating emotional distance with the world around me. I was afraid (am afraid) of my own emotions and the vulnerable place that takes me. So, I become a beast.