As someone living with bipolar disorder, I have a specific perspective on the human brain. While the notion of a “manic” individual or episode often implies undesirable behavior, the rapid thoughts I experience are exactly what spark the strongest moments of creativity. My subject matter develops a narrative arc from series to series as a result of different emotional states, and allows me to dive in more deeply with my medium.
My works engage principles of aesthetics and the nature of being. In practice, this means that my subject matter and artistic interpretations are always evolving. Color functions as a way to communicate my shifting thoughts. In a time when everyone must navigate constant distraction, color commands attention. Some of the varied themes in my abstract bodies of work include mental health and psychology, the idea of an afterlife, and more recently, automatism. Each body of work carries its own aesthetic, often staying behind as I journey into new ideas. The delicacy in the brushstrokes lends all of the works a cohesive gentleness even with the use of bold color.