artist, I have always appreciated the quality of drama, the practice of
analysis, and value the growth and perspective that artists can bring to daily
life. As a craftsperson, I appreciate the quality and utility of objects in
everyday life. Throughout my life, I have encountered and been effected by
loved ones and friends that have suffered from mental health issues.
Because these issues continue to exist, I feel compelled to make art. I attempt
to promote awareness, and educate people about behavioral disorders and mental
illness issues. By creating awareness and empathy for these individuals, the
viewer can begin to relate to a population that somehow differs from themselves.
As the psychiatric and medical fields work hand in hand to create an
understanding and a higher standard of living for theses individuals, I document
and reference my experiences with these disorders.
interested in creating work that will promote community awareness of mental
illness and disseminate into our communities so as to promote acceptance and
understanding. As goals are implemented into these individuals treatment, my
work communicates: conditioning behavior problems, creating symptom awareness,
expressing particular manifestations, expressing personality types, motivations, and
finally to assist the individual in the construction of possible support
artist, I record humanity through emotion, growth,
spirituality and healing. I attempt to bring these schemes together
through my objects in hopes to create an awareness of mental health issues to
the general public.