This past year, I have taken the time to get to know myself better and began making some of the work I thought I was already making. I know this sounds odd, but that truly is the only way to explain it. I have been creating artwork for my entire life. Over the past few years or so, I have been passionate about expanding my canvas to all dimensions and surfaces—I feel like I have exhausted this phrase in every cover letter or bio I have had to write recently. But it wasn’t until this year that I realized there is so much more I can do to really expand the idea of expanding.
From here, I began trying to customize everything around me, starting with my clothing. I started painting designs on my pants, shoes, and jackets and sewing fringe and tassels on my clothes.
My breakthrough project this year was a photographic-illustration series that I consider to be a visual representation of both my personal aesthetic and my current design fixations. It is based on the idea that “as soon as you have a frame, you just want to break out of it.”
This project became the basis of my website, which turned into a place for all of my design work to exist other than in a folder on my computer.
Upon sharing this website, I received an unexpected amount of positive feedback and encouragement. To me, I wasn’t doing anything I wasn't already doing. Like I said in the beginning, I was doing all the same things I thought I had been doing for years. The only difference was that I was finally sharing it with them—something that is difficult for me to do. So I thank you for taking the time to visit my website, and for getting this far. Please check back often to view my most recent projects as they are constantly being updated.