I’m compelled to create art that vividly addresses individual psychological destruction, while simultaneously nurturing the dynamic aspects of the human experience. I pull a lot of inspiration from Indo-European spiritual practices, the dual nature of alchemy, and archetypal psychology. I continuously reference these things in my work to guide me toward ideas that are couched in the current direction of our world. I find that linking theories compliments both the process and concept in my work, which enables me to further explore pervasive and unperceived patterns that govern our lives.

 

Being multidisciplinary lets me study and explore these ideas deeper using performance-based art, combining elements of sculpture, installation, audiovisual art, and sound. I’m mostly known for my sculptural work, and very proud of publishing an art and psychology ‘zine that stemmed from my exhibition, "This World is Strange, and I Blame It on You."  It was a collection of my art based on Carl Jung’s 12 primary archetypes, and illuminates the historically contrasted theories of mental health, wellness, and spirituality. By cross-referencing analytical psychology, art, & the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health (DSM), I’m able to offer insight into established psychological theories to explore and understand the depths of an individual’s psyche, and the perceptions of the world that collectively surrounds us.

 

Lately I’ve been experimenting with wearable, kinetic sound art and learning new ways to blend sculpture and fiber techniques. My art studio always has at least 3 different styles of art going on. It’s a bit chaotic, but it works for me. Regardless of whatever style of art I’m focusing on, my aim is to enhance individuals’ perception of the entirety of their surroundings, attend more carefully to what’s taking place, and appreciate our roles in this grand experience of life.

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