During my time as an AIR, I will use the working space to push the boundaries of my work. Some painting, but mostly sculptural.
Sculpture is an art form that my heart resonates with but I have never had the space or the resources to really pursue. I want to use various sculptural techniques and mediums to explore things like perception, reality and dissociation; and how sleep and other chemicals in our brain can alter artistic output. It will align with the show I will be curating at the same time upstairs in the AN Gallery and will also expand on my personal struggle with mental illness, as well as my recent and shocking diagnosis of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy - which has thrown a totally different lens for me to process my psychological states, treatments, my history and relationship with sleep as well as a new path to recovery.
Something that I really look forward to this time is the opportunity to speak with those who have just viewed my show with will be on display in the AN Gallery upstairs, called “help me...an intimate portrayal of mental illness” I want to encourage everyone who makes it out to the show to come downstairs where I will be working and discuss the show, my work, and answer any questions they may have. We will be hosting a Discussion Panel Saturday May 18th to discuss the show in depth and answer questions as well.