This series of work was created in 2020-2021 and was presented at my BFA Junior Review Show in the fall of 2021, confronting my late side effects from childhood cancer, both physically and emotionally. These pieces are representations of the feelings, memories, and moments I do not talk about lightly.
"My work captures flashes of me in my most vulnerable states... Artists normally create self-portraits to identify themselves but I create mine to show who I am not. I am slowly detangling myself from years of trauma as it does not define me. Art provides a healthy release of emotions so I do not get crushed by the overwhelming weight."