Using autobiographical disasters as the narrative point of departure, my work operates as a social and cultural critique. These works address issues of intimacy, isolation, frustration, anger, and repression. They are reactionary in nature, as if the prefrontal cortex shuts down and everything you know you shouldn’t say comes spewing out. The compulsive elements of these works are a manifestation of anxiety and depression, which are often overwhelming in my own life and catalyzed by external events.
By employing humor as a mechanism to excavate the deep-seated pain to the surface, I am reclaiming power over these emotions. The use of craft materials such as yarn, fabric, and glitter challenges hierarchical Western notions of painting while tapping into a playful sentimentality.
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