On the Couch with Txnth Muse

Txnth Muse AAR On the CouchWho is Txnth Muse?
I’m a sculptor, mixed media artist and sex worker! All forms of my work tend to focus on queerness, sex work, emotional vulnerability, intimacy and eroticism.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would love to do more street art advocating for deep humanitarianism, authenticity and vulnerability, and weaving more direct political statements into my work. I also am a very deep lover of film, fantasy novels and certain graphic novels and it’s always been a dream to develop my own stories one day.

Who inspires you and why?
I could tell you a list of so many people, moments, films, artworks. But instead I’ll say: inspiration is a raging beast, a gentle flower: inspiration is in all the places we forget to look, and sometimes staring us right in the face – sometimes it’s aesthetic, nostalgic, surreal, sometimes it is lined with grief, and sometimes it sits next to injustice. Inspiration is a reason to move forward and it can be found anywhere if we’re willing to really look.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Try and remember that the way each person lives is a political statement and adjust each moment accordingly. It’s shifting the way we view the world and ourselves that will affect our everyday actions the most and push for change – rather than one big performative good deed. But micro changes and macro changes are both needed.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Too tough – anywhere I can create, immerse in nature or culture and find community.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Probably a cool event by one of my friends or op shopping.

What are you currently reading?
The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. Do yourself a favour and immerse yourself in this story world.

What are you currently listening to?
Love soulful RnB, instrumental pieces and on occasion I secretly love to immerse myself in orchestral film soundtracks while in the art studio. But my taste varies so much as well.

Happiness is?
Passion, community, expression and solitude.

What does the future hold for you?
Art. Always refining, evolving and keeping my emotions in the forefront. I’m extremely ambitious and there’s too many things to find purpose in, so I don’t doubt that I will be creating until the day I die.

Txnth Muse presents Love, War and Theatre – a fantastical festival of queer sex worker artistry! at the Meat Market (Cobblestone Pavilion), North Melbourne, as part of the 2024 Midsumma Festival, 2 – 3 February. For more information, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Txnth Muse (supplied)