I am a fine artist that believes that our daily lives are defined by performance, language, and behavior, which all add up to create the person we are. Within this reality, I negotiate my experiences with ADHD, and how the mood swings and erratic behavior I’ve dealt with my entire life have formed my identity in relation to other people. In my work, I channel my experience of the world into cartoon characters with vibrant, erratic, and manic-depressive personalities. These characters can inhabit fictional worlds, alternate presents, or abstract landscapes, but they are all trying (and often failing) to survive the emotional experiences of alienation, co-dependency, and identities in flux.
I work primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and the space where these media intersect and inform each other. Recently I have been creating a series of works that combine print processes with cast materials. Part of this series is a set of two linoleum blocks for relief printing that I have printed, and then made urethane resin casts of. The content of the prints is sequential, and features a cartoon character becoming further distressed and abstracted between the two images. In this project, I challenged myself to present difficult, scattered emotions through processes that require hours of labor, careful planning, and attention to detail. The process of creating these images and reproducing them in multiple forms came to represent the internal process of navigating mood swings, panic attacks, and paranoid delusions, with the images themselves being only a by-product of the experience.