Radial

Radial Ink on Bristol Board June 2017 Radial can be thought of as a continuation of Smoke. The pieces are made approximately a year apart from one another and represent two distinct states of being. Smoke embodies the summer of 2016, a time of attempting to control a life that was unraveling before me, completely…

Chasm

Chasm Ink on Wood Panel December 2016 I immediately saw profiles of faces when I first saw this wood panel, and I knew I had to ink them it. The composition of this piece is completely determined by the beautiful movements that naturally occur in wood. My ink does nothing but call attention to the…

Reflections

Reflections Sumi Ink on Yupo Paper December 2016 Reflections explores my relationship to self-portraiture. For this piece, I used sumi ink on yupo paper (a transparent plastic paper). Displaying the piece on the side opposite to the one drawn on created a clouded and reversed version of the original (pictured on the right). This purposeful…

Haze

Haze Sumi Ink on Yupo Paper December 2016 Although my self-portraits usually allow me to deal with personal experiences and mind states, through this piece I wanted to explore my work as a whole. In the Fall of 2016, I used my self-portraiture to come to terms with and confront difficult things that have been…

Mind Map

Mind Map Prisma Marker on Pastel Paper November 2016 When asked to reflect upon my artistic influences, I found myself looking to personal experiences rather than historical artistic figures as the drivers of my work. Mind Map can be thought of as a both an embodiment of the paths I have taken in life and…

Contour Study

Contour Study Ink on Bristol Board September 2016 This contour study is yet another self-portrait. During the summer and fall of 2016, coming out of an unhealthy relationship, I found it very hard to make art except about my current mental state. Although this piece was made to develop my understanding of the contours of…

Smoke

Smoke Ink on Bristol Board August 2016 In the summer of 2016, the world I had been building was slipping through my fingers faster the more I attempted to control it. This piece juxtaposes rigid control with the fluid and organic forms created by smoke—desire juxtaposed with reality.

Wisp

Wisp Ink on Heavyweight Paper February 2016 I have felt a constant pull between my masculine gender expression and my female body. My comfort with masculine presentation comes into conflict with a desire to feel a part of my female sex—a need to belong. Having long hair became a way for me to present femininely.…

Bed Head

Bed Head Ink on Bristol Board December 2015 Bed Head was made as a response to a drawing done by Peter Deligdisch (@peterdraws). As creators, we draw influence from our experiences, our environment and other creators. Bed Head happens to be a more direct response than most of my work. I wanted to push Deligdisch’s…

Feet

Feet Ink on Bristol Board September 2015 Feet is definitely one of my most light hearted pieces. In 2015, I posted a picture showing my feet on Instagram. In response, someone who seemed to have a foot fetish commented in detail how nice my feet are, calling attention to their shape and their “beautiful” arch. I…