Mad-Ness

Artist Statement

I am an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on abstract and figurative expressionism. My artistic exploration extends to various mediums, including book making, watercolor, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, and more, all of which contribute to my main body of work. The distinguishing mark of my artwork can be seen in the interplay between the often-vibrant palettes, expressive gestures, symbolic motifs, and intricate details.

Grounded in the principles of intersectional feminism, my work serves as a conduit for expressing deep-seated emotions and challenging prevailing norms. Through thought-provoking imagery, I aim to ignite and sustain dialogues on equity and representation, with the ultimate goal of dismantling barriers and illuminating pathways toward a more inclusive world. Inspiration flows from the works of pioneering rebellious women artists who fearlessly challenged conventions: from Frida Kahlo’s raw vulnerability to Lee Krasner’s abstract symbolism, from Alice Neel’s emotive scrutiny to Jenny Saville’s daring exploration of portraiture through color and mark making.

As a figurative and abstract expressionist painter, my artistic journey begins with introspection, inviting each viewer to embark on their own path of self-discovery, celebrating joy, resilience, and individual worth. It is from this place of personal empowerment that my art becomes a call to action, urging audiences to actively advocate for a society that embraces every voice and honors every narrative.

 

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

~Vincent Van Gogh.