Gina Siepel. The Versatile Queer-All, A Study in Red, White, and Blue, 2018. Maple, cherry, graphite, oil finish. Image courtesy of the artist. Originally encountered in a 1913 how-to book entitled The Boy Mechanic, 1000 Things for Boys to Do, “The Versatile Querl” was a multi-purpose German kitchen utensil. Intended for mixing, mashing, juicing, and a variety of other uses, the Querl was said to be “better than anything on the market.” Here recast as a “Queer-All,” the Querl’s versatility is embraced for its metaphoric shape-shifting potentials. Inspired by diverse American design vocabularies, and fabricated using native hardwoods, the Queer-All draws on the aesthetics of sex toys, Shaker furniture, and historic New England woodworking.