WHO IS DIVINEWORDS?
Divinewords (aka Sydney Latimer-She/They/Monster) is a genderfucked, creepy, queer interdisciplinary artist and political activist from St. Paul, MN. She has worked in community arts since 1995 and started off her artistic career doing teen arts programming at the Walker Art Center. As a muralist, they worked with world-renowned artists such as Twin Cities' muralist Marilyn Lindstrom and graffiti artist Barry McGee (Twist).
As a performer, she has shared the stage with acclaimed Spoken Word and Hip-Hop legends such as The Last Poets, Ursula Rucker, Eyedea & Abilities, Brother Ali, Desdamona, and more. She has been featured at many prestigious venues such as The Historic State Theater, First Avenue, Penumbra Theater, Prince's Paisley Park, and the legendary Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City.
She was also a former contributor to the Huffington Post. After living in Los Angeles for 13 years, Divine has returned to the Twin Cities and has turned her focus from writing and performing Spoken Word back to her roots in visual arts with a focus on Afro-Gothic post-apocalyptic surrealism. Divine and her musician husband, Anthony Dalton, are a very eccentric couple and are known for their massive toy and pop culture memorabilia collection.
Divine's Toxic Tea Party is her newest collection of macabre conceptual art that can be best described as the exploration of post-apocalyptic dreamscapes. Toxic Tea Party merges the concepts of life, queerness, sexuality, death, grief, masks, consumerism, and the unsettling creepiness of the uncanny valley.