The words around the edges are lyrics from “We Are What We Are” by Jerry Herman, from the 1980s musical, La Cage aux Folles. It reads:
“We face life, though it’s sometimes sweet and sometimes bitter, face life with a little guts and lots of glitter. Look under our frocks: girdles and jocks, proving we are what we are!”
Cory Potter is a Michigan-based artist who hoards paper for collage, paint for abstracts, and glitter for both. He is interested in the weird, the bright, the queer, the garish, the strange, and the unconventional and will use anything as an art supply. Like a squirrel, he is attracted to shiny things and free nuts. He’s been included in numerous Flint Institute of Arts Student Exhibitions, Arte Della Morte at Mainsail Collective (Flint, MI 2019), Kaleidoscope of Expression at Pontiac Creative Arts Center (Pontiac, MI 2019), and the Blick Art Materials Local Artist Winter Showcase (Detroit, MI 2019). During 2020, he participated in virtual exhibitions with the Detroit Deltas (Detroit, MI) and the Harvey Milk Festival (Sarasota, FL). Follow him on Instagram at @cup_of_coco.