3-19-2022 9:15 AM
3-19-2022 11:00 AM
As an outlet to help me process my thoughts, the use of art as communication has become an important aspect I have been embracing in my work lately. My process includes research of and attention to the selection of materials, methods and subject matter that contribute significance to the overall concept. Inspiration emerges from the exploration of topics that influence the identity of myself and those individuals close to me. Focusing on the psychological implications, various perspectives of mental health are the centralized theme in this body of work.
Mental health has gradually become a normalized conversation in our society. However, this has also led to a culture that is increasingly desensitizing or even romanticizing the serious nature of this topic. Stigma continues to prevent critical reaches for help. My intention was to promote awareness in creating work that conveys situations and experiences that can alter the emotional and mental health of an individual. Between the usage of abstract and representational elements, I am optimistic that viewers will identify and establish confidence in becoming part of the conversation.