I use the process the of etching, painting and drawing to foster and understand my relationship with my body through self-portraiture. I do this by exploring facets and remnants of mental illness, gender identity, and chronic pain as things that affect and warp my perception of my body. I’m also exploring the physical practice of drawing as a system to further understand these issues by creating space and time to process and allow emotional vulnerability.
It is my aim that this work can create empathy between those with similar struggles, and become a point of discourse with those outside of the sphere of these issues. This work also functions as a space to come to a healthier place in my conception of my own body.