Born in Toronto, I have been honing skills in many art forms for two decades. I have practice in drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, performance, film and music. Currently, I am completing a undergrad in drawing and painting at OCAD University.
'In the Body of Anxiety'
Emotion is a word for intangible powers. Without our bodies and minds, they cannot exist, but when they exist, they transform our world. In my work I search for ways to depict the body as an impressionable vessel for the dynamic presence of emotions, revealing and exaggerating the mutations that they subject our bodies to. Much of my current work revolves around my experiences with Anxiety, Anger and Sadness. Closely observing my relationship with them has brought the realization that our bodies function as a site for Emotion to inhabit, a space in which they live breath and act alongside us. I am equally in the body of Anxiety as it is in the body of Me.
My process is one of both immediacy and introspection. I use drawing and sculpture techniques in this respect. I have tried to take the methodology of acute observation that is applied to life and figure drawing, and focus them on my emotional body and state. Through sculpture however, I am forced into a slower, more multifaceted dialogue with Emotion. I am looking for the shortest, most accurate bridge between the living emotional experience and my artistic hand.
OCAD U - GradEx 103
Earl Selkirk Gallery -ARTiculations Youth Collective At The Junction