In my work, I take my viewer down the rabbit hole. I create imaginary worlds that have formed from a traumatic event. I introduce these worlds, and the creatures that populate them, by injecting a sweet twist into the work. I use beauty to seduce the viewer to consider the grotesque.
The work I do, is intended to help me better understand myself in a non-traumatic way. It’s a way for me to find closure. I’ve grown to have a deep connection with my creatures because they reflect parts of me. Alice In Wonderland, by C.S. Lewis, has been one of my main inspirations; however, the work is my own personal Alice in Wonderland –
Its Go ask Lulu, Lulu in Wonderland. Lulu is a personality I adopted, she is my alter ego.
“Lulu is everything am not yet I am. She's a manifestation of my mind, she’s my conscious. She is in every girl and monster I create. Nine years ago, I went through a traumatic event, that’s when Lulu emerged and helped me escape. She helped me cop and keep me safe. She took me somewhere in my mind I never been. So down the rabbit hole we went. So, follow me through this journey in which I’ll hold your hand but do beware of what you’ll see but I was nice enough to sprinkle a colorful twist.”
In addition to Lewis’ Wonderland my own poetry and childhood drawings and sketch books continue to be meaningful sources for me. I want to be abIe to combine the dark side of my past and my more reflective present, taking these elements from my life and imagination and manifest them on a canvas with all its gory detail and cuteness being juxtaposed is clearly shown in the art work.