Sometimes as artists, we get stuck. We question why we make the things we make, and why we do the things we do. It’s easy to overthink and overly complex the simple decisions and impulses that naturally define our art. In that regard, sometimes we have to go back to the beginning. Back to the original artwork/concepts that inspired us to commit our livelihoods to a passion of creating.
These pieces symbolize and reiterate a series of drawings made while I was both conflicted and struggling during the early stages of my art career, while also simultaneously dealing with the remnants of multiple mental health obstacles. Triangles have subconsciously, yet strongly, influenced almost every individual art piece I’ve created. Their presence can be either extremely obvious, or fascinatingly subtle. The sharp angles and edges have made appearances in all my work in various visual parallels. Triangular forms have defined a motif of, what I believe is, a direct reference to mental health, specifically self-harm, in my work.
Through these pieces I’ve communicated the basic nature of the artwork I strive to create, while also insinuating a reference to the act of self-harm itself, most strikingly the self-mutilation method of cutting and the linear and angular marks the act makes on the body.
SSU 2018 Juried Art Show
2018 Commencement Exhibition at GMC
2018 BFA Exhibition SSU
2018 The Next Generation: A Celebration of Sonoma County’s Up and Coming Artists