I am an interdisciplinary artist - exploring, learning, and working with different materials, processes, and mediums. My work is driven by my ideas, feelings, and experiences and the materials/processes follow. I later branched out into music as a vocalist in hardcore bands, this grew into developing a solo project and learning Ableton.
For the longest time, I was making hyper-detailed drawings to cope with trauma, it served as a meditative placeholder to take up time as I processed and dealt with emotional burdens. Later, I started making laser cut iridescent mobiles. The five fold rotational based patterning is inspired by Penrose tiling present in Islamic shrines, sacred geometry present in both science as well as worldwide cultures and religions, and universal fractals found throughout nature. The complexity of this type of pattern makes it less immediate to discern the own pattern's beginnings and ends; this creates an overwhelming sense of seamless, boundless expanse of incomprehensible natural order, much like the fractals and persisting patterns so effortlessly ingrained in the natural world around us. Patterning permeates everything that makes up our lineages, personalities, behaviors, and thusly interpersonal and cultural dynamics. The whole bodily shape of each patterned-covered sculpture is crystalline - crystals' microscopic building blocks form patterns - even the cubes call to this in the shape that salt crystallizes. This is also a reference to how patterns of behavior can "crystallize". I etch patterns on the surfaces of each crystal shape in order to illustrate these relationships between patterns of natural order at various scales. The mobiles are a more playful expression that turns what we see as children into something new and transformed that reflects sunlight into rainbows in dancing patterns around their environments.
My hyper-detailed hair drawings are time-intensive processes that have allowed me to meditate on events and emotions as I worked through them. They also touch on fractals as the natural patterns investigated inherently portray these qualities when viewed at differing scales. Since then life has become much easier so I am enjoying creating simpler works that investigate my many lines of cultural heritage as mixed race grandchild of immigrants. This allows me to connect with my ancestors and reclaim some of the identity and information that was lost when they had to travel across the globe and across the country many times in an inhospitable time for poc. It is a very healing process, and a real 180 to go from avoiding my direct reality to investigating my deepest roots.
Learning, curiosity, and expression help me cope with the heavier parts of existence, this has helped form the interdisciplinary nature of my work. I enjoy investigating natural patterns and thinking about the relationships between order and chaos. Ideas of reality, the limits of human perception, and the investigation of concepts and techniques keep me interested. The expression of emotion, ideas, and connection through the work keep me fulfilled, engaged, and invested.