Can you tell us about your artistic style and concept?
I create experiential collages that represent a surreal dream-like dimension of our universe, pushing the boundaries of what's possible. My work represents images of a more harmonious matriarchal future. Much of my work features a woman – whom I identify as myself. I look at my work as a paradise that viewers can enter visually and I’m always experimenting with new ways of bringing my vision to life.
Where did you grow up?
I was raised in Boston, Massachusetts and I studied at an all-girls boarding school in Wellesley. I moved out to the California when I was 17 to attend California Institute of the Arts and received my BFA in Photography and Digital Media. My traditional east coast upbringing clashes with the past decade I’ve spent on the west coast creating juxtaposition in my work.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I am inspired by architecture, fashion, traveling, and the divine feminine. My work features various moods and energies that are a reflection of my desires, fantasies, and dreams from around the globe.
What artists inspire you?
I am inspired by architects, photographers, painters, and designers, such as Antti Lovag, Mario Botta, John Hejduk, Frédéric Chaubin, John Cowan, Verner Panton, Man Ray, Guy Bourdin, Hannah Höch, Slim Aarons, Pierre Cardin, Salvador Dali, René Magritte, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe.
I am also greatly inspired by my friends and the Avant-garde, postmodern, and surrealist art movements.
Tell us about your technique?
I compose all of my pieces digitally and I execute them physically. I collect old magazines from various decades and scan images that I use to create my collages. I mix paint with paper cutouts to create my physical compositions. All of my pieces are compiled on a wood base and sealed with resin.
I'm constantly experimenting with new techniques such as resin painting, laser cutting different materials, and exploring and pushing the bounds of my aesthetic.
All of my work can be presented in several different ways such as large format prints and projections. I also animate my digital compositions so all of my work can be shown in multiple formats.
What do you want the viewers to take away from your work?
I hope that viewers can use my work as a portal to embrace their own positive ambitions and as a healing escape allowing freedom to travel through my work.