My work is an investigation of how our mind and body relate to each other through trauma. Often, healing is found by communicating an experience, but so often this communication is lost due to pain’s subjective nature. I find this loss of communication very similar to my experience in art making. Because pain and art resist language in similar ways, artistic expression is my tool for sharing and healing from the subjective experience of pain.
My work is process-based because I believe that the subconscious has much more to say about my experiences with pain than my ego. The images refer to the physicality of being human and the history of what a body has endured, physically and psychologically. Through making images I am able to meditate on the strange and uncomfortable experiences of owning a body, and through this experience I repair the relationship that I have with my own physicality.