48 x 36 pigment print, encaustic, wire, thread, copper alloy powder and coffee grounds on wood panel
My work inhabits the creative space between the unsettled nature of existential awareness and the human potential to imagine, love, and create purpose. Embracing the tension we all experience within ourselves, my work can be considered both frenetic and dream-like, disturbing and soft, wild and delicate. I address these themes by employing emancipated, primal, and often struggling women as a symbol of the mythical vitality and fragility inherent in life. This piece in particular, Tethered, explores the visualization of that conceptualized woman, someone interacting with themselves and their surroundings in a beautiful craze; she is earthly and real and yet not like the viewer that observes her.