I don’t remember a time where I didn’t have this constant feeling that I might explode. I’ve always felt, and have been described as, intense. Intensity became normalized for me as a survivor of childhood abuse. Through processes of layering techniques, experimentation, and striking imagery, I use painting, photography, and metalwork to communicate “in the moment” perceptions, and expressions of empowerment.
My paintings are inspired by my own inner perception of personal experience. They’re expressed through palette knife layering, waves, gradients, and bold contrast to create an ethereal and visceral style for a dimensional and emotional visualization for how it feels in a personal moment of raw emotion.
My Photography is inspired by live music and its atmosphere. Long exposure of colorful lights and the movement in a moment are used to capture the energetic, and sometimes psychedelic, experience of the intimate pouring out of someone’s heart and soul.
My metalwork is mostly about self-projection and self-protection with the different ways we use our body to send a message. I pull inspiration from, and use aspects of, armor, chainmail, and spike themed fabrication to create provocative designs that bring forth a sense of empowerment and protection to the wearer as a display to “stay away”.
I hope to bring forward a sense of connection for those that may relate to my work. I hope I’m able to make someone feel less alone in how intensely they feel through their individual experiences of the ups and downs in life.