THE DIARY: EXCERPTS OF MOMENTS AND REFLECTIONS
My studio practice revolves around self-exploration and healing and, with this project particularly, engages in the field of confessional art. Through the mediums of drawing, painting and installation, I create this project from thoughts that would usually hide. The artworks are conducted on eight-foot rolls of calico, written and drawn on with a fabric dye. In the process of producing each work I establish an intimate connection with the material, walking, laying and leaning during their progress, allowing myself to become comfortable and at home with them enough to let go.
Taken directly from entries in my personal diary I focus on pointedly expressing previously repressed and shadowed thoughts as a form of healing. Taking my experiences into a physical representation and in creation, produces an extension of myself. Through my art I aim to be open and vulnerable, accepting the discomfort and intricacies of the human experience, allowing myself to be as raw or explicit as necessary.