2020 - Present
Trauma and Depression
Moments of trauma mark pivotal shifts in my life that have forever altered my perception of self and reality. Coinciding with lifelong depression, these ailments are both a morbid source of inspiration and debilitation. My work is a means of articulating my trauma and coping with depression. Due to trauma’s unrepresentable nature, I rely on engendered emotion as an intrinsic component in the creation of meaning. I construct empathetic experiences through sensory based affects that are understood by compassionately engaging with my interactable sculptures. These embodied translations of experience are my way of conveying that which is beyond conventional comprehension.
I create work as a means of working through past traumas and coping with major depression. The translation of my inner turmoil into objects of adornment acts as a therapeutic process of expressing that which is often difficult to discuss. Past traumas from an abusive relationship and sexual assault, have marked pivotal moments in my life that have forever altered my sense of self and world view. Through the process of creation, I am able to find closure and growth. What I am presenting are psychological scars; the remnants of old wounds that will forever be a part of me.