Horribly strange and overwhelmingly large, a monster is unruly in nature. We use monsters as personifications of our fears, weaknesses, and desires. One of the biggest monsters in my life is anxiety. This can be all consuming at times, but through sincere forms of playful commiseration it can be managed. I materialized my anxieties in the form of monsters that I interact with as a coping mechanism: a way of confronting and then comforting–creating a space for my viewer to project themselves into the work. Each monster possesses a dark playfulness that gives light to the muted theatricality that anxiety often embodies.
I Can Never Say What You Want Me To Say
Digital print from shadow puppet performance, sizes vary
This series of small embroideries explores personal issues of anxiety, self-deprecation, pity, and shame. Each piece consists of microscopic aspects of the human body with hidden text relating to the organ’s function, as well as issues of mental health.
Lately I’ve Been Feeling Everything
This Shit Storm Is Never Ending
I’m So Overblown
I’m Totally Useless
Another Day, Another Breakdown
Cotton, embroidered, 6″ diameter glass Petri dish.