As an artist I seek to explore through the medium of paint the world around me. The process of painting provides myself the time needed to slow down the fast paced world, allowing reflection and connections to be made during the representation of my subjects. I believe that visual representations are powerful tools in the construction of societal values.
On September 25th 2017 my daughter was diagnosed with a rare neurogenetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. My current work is a reflection on Angelman Syndrome and its effects. Through this installation of portraits I am bringing attention to the transitory nature of perception. The collection of portraits is a way to subvert normative expectations and cultivate a society where disabilities are no longer a defining characteristic. My work is a way to disrupt the connection between disability and ‘the ugly’.