My art ultimately reflects upon the way our curation of self often results in a deep dissatisfaction with who we are, or who we want to be perceived as.
I’m inspired by the self in a multitude of ways, but primarily as a vehicle to explore how trauma, memory, and relationships build an identity, then how we curate this to others to appear desirable, powerful, or untouchable – and why we curate this the way we do.
What makes me an artist is the integral need to communicate visually rather than verbally.
I’m currently working on a collection that explores how sexual trauma affects how you curate your image to the public, and the repercussions of disassociation with the self when curation blocks self reflection and resolution.
I paint because it’s the only way I can access my emotions which I often starve from breathing.