As a Fine Artist who takes interest in the human mind, and the extraterrestrial existence that is beyond our imagination and understanding, I have lingering questions about our reality. These said questions guide me in creating a way to help understand the ideology of life, relationships, mental health, and what would be considered a safe place to help distance myself and others, from first world societal norms. Realistic and abstracted paintings, and sculptural installations has helped me figure out my self-purpose, build intimate relationships with those around me, and start a conversation about mental health and what it means to us as a human race.
In my compositions and installations, I use figures and spaces that dramatize the everyday inner emotions, that we, as human beings try to keep hidden behind closed doors or within a private setting. The sad truth is that we don’t want others to know that throughout our lives, at one time or another, we have questioned our true existence, searched for what our purpose is in this world and have a yearning to be wanted or loved by others.
As empathetic human beings, we tend to forget to incorporate self-love in our daily lives and to put ourselves first in an effort to make our goals and aspirations a reality. We all struggle with societal norms and get tangled within our thoughts of putting others before ourselves. We need to figure out what will bring our short-lived lives purpose, meaning, and fulfillment. These daily battles within our inner most deep thoughts, can bring upon mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
b. 1995 in Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Live and work in London, UK
Within my fine art practice I take interest in the human form as an extra terrestrial body. We as a human race are all connected through our identities and emotions. Although our experiences of life are different, we share them to one another to relate to others and learn to help better ourselves in our own personal journeys of life. I paint the human form of people I know within my circle of friends/families to get to know the true person they are inside and out, but to also bridge the emotional similarities we take on with the topic of mental health.
In my recent experimentations I use textiles and forms of knitting and crochet to resemble the brain connectivity we all share, but also the coziness we seek comfort in at night when we need a place to seek asylum from the hurt and pain we can't escape from.