My current work shares elements of art and design that stem from the history of Surrealism. I’m both inspired and interested in a contemporary exploration of many themes early Surrealists explored in the areas of design, fashion, and identity. I am particularly in awe of the collaboration of Elsa Schiaperelli and Salvador Dali, a fusion of painter and designer.
Secondly, drawing is central to my practice: It is the way I research visually what I approach, how I approach it, and the final outcome of projects. Drawing is reflective, responsive, and investigative, and I can’t imagine not using it with how I see the world around me, and my own internal vision.
I love stories, particularly fairy tales, gothic literature, and myth, and I often find myself reflecting these themes in aspects of my work. Of particular interest to me currently, are the works of feminist writer Angela Carter. I am especially intrigued by her sensual visual language in concise, stark, and sometimes shocking tales. In her works such as the “The Snow Child”* , her descriptive and symbolic use of metaphor and symbol is an inspiration for my visual practice.
Studio: 4 11340 120 street