ARTIST'S STATEMENT

In my paintings, I explore themes of trauma, spirituality, and healing. I am interested in both the physical body and the subconscious mind, represented through viscerally painted figures interacting with imagined landscapes that are both ethereal and slightly disturbing. 

 

Through my own experiences, I explore the effects of trauma on the body and the subconscious. My experience as a trauma informed yoga instructor & student of yoga helps me access a deep understanding of the connection between the mind & the body, and how the strengthening of that connection brings healing. My steady and continued physical yoga practice, as well as my relationship with the principles and philosophies of the practice, has deepened my understanding and relationship with my own body and spirit. This in turn has helped - and continues to help - me move through and heal from my own traumas. 

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My art serves as a reflection of the inner workings of my subconscious, and works hand in hand with my yoga practice as a tool and resource for me to process through trauma, which I see as an unavoidable aspect of the human condition and essential for a deeper & more full understanding of life.