My drawing, painting, photography, make up, and poetry are portraits of joy confronting trauma; of a girl first encountering the presumed subordination of her gender; of a woman reclaiming herself.
I engage drawing and writing as therapeutic tools that provide an outlet for a deliberately silo-ed child-part that has remained untouched and unscathed by trauma and is so preserved as a bi-product of trauma-related dissociation.
Through my work, I release this untouched child from her asylum, tenderly introducing her to her adult self and her trauma, marginalization, and oppression. My reintegration and recovery entails a rediscovery of my artistic practice which, like my child-part, gravitates to a quiet; now amplified.
I use the paintbrush of Western prepubescent girlhood: colouring pencils and make up. Delicate, decorative, “feminine,” and as such, perpetually marginalized in the art historical canon, my work participates in a tradition where the marginalized wield our marginalized medium powerfully.
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