Photography by: Erin Krimian
I am an interdisciplinary artist - exploring, learning, and working with different materials, processes, and mediums. My work is driven by my ideas, feelings, and experiences and the materials/processes follow. I later branched out into music as a vocalist in hardcore bands, this grew into developing a solo project and learning Ableton.
For the longest time, I was making hyper-detailed drawings to cope with trauma - then I started making laser cut iridescent mobiles addressing intergenerational trauma and the patterns that persist in it if not addressed. My detailed drawings are time-intensive processes that allow me to meditate on events and emotions as I work through them. The mobiles are a more playful expression that turns what we see as children into something new and transformed that reflects sunlight into rainbows in dancing patterns around their environments. I grew up in an environment where it was not safe for me to express myself, so making art became my outlet and my escape. Learning, curiosity, and expression help me cope with the heavier parts of existence, this has helped inform the interdisciplinary nature of my work. I enjoy investigating natural patterns and thinking about the relationships between order and chaos. Ideas of reality, the limits of human perception, and the investigation of concepts and techniques keep me interested. The expression of emotion and connection with people through the work keep me fulfilled, engaged, and invested.