All of my work undertakes difficult topics, such as familial abuse, misogyny, mental health, and chronic illness. I am intrigued by the connection between physical illness and mental health. Many of my artworks include handwritten text, the symbolic use of color, and childhood photography. In my series “Family Values” I have made each piece into a fragmented story both through the out-of-context use of lettering, through figuration, and the blocking-out of the faces in some of these photographs. I also thoroughly enjoy playful art, and although I have most of my experience in the fine art space, playful and more commercialized art also holds a special place in my heart.
I hope to bring awareness to the power of language and speaking out, even if told not to. I also want to use these elements in order for the viewer to fill-in these intentional blanks with their own context. By initiating dialogue on my experiences, my art also creates space for things I previously felt unable to speak about as a child and into my early adulthood. It is because of this desire to provide connection and healing that I began to source childhood photographs from others, and using those same techniques on those images. By doing this, I am expanding the lens I use through sourcing the images. oftentimes, this allows a wider connection, and a deeper connection for the viewer.