in my work i attempt to break convention and unlearn what i have been taught. i am interested in a space that exists between disciplines, an uncontrolled or undisciplined space that allows for experimentation.
at a young age i was told that i was dyslexic and that i “learn differently” yet i was taught to learn in a conventional way. how can i unlearn what i have been taught my entire life? through my work i attempt to unlearn conventions.
i take an undisciplined approach to the way my brain takes in and puts out information. i imagine words entering my head as abstract forms that are jumbled and disjointed. they float around until they find a connection where they turn into sounds, meaningful letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. breaking the code or getting those words out of my head is the challenge and it takes time and patience.
art allows me to express myself in a space that does not need words. it is a visual language that articulates space and expression. The undisciplined is an access point where risk taking, chance and instinct are an inevitable part of the process.
i have always been an observer. my parents say i would be the one sitting quietly, watching and observing how people interacted and behaved. my work has always been a reflection of my observations and everyday experiences. these observations serve a link through the work; the individual pieces are a reaction to an experience or a place I have been, an idea that is produced from a specific experience.