I'm the creator of I Heart Gallery and Off The Wall Gallery and I need your help.
Art is the lens through which I interact with the world.
Disability limits my physical world so I use art to expand the boundaries, and explore past, present and future.
Art is integral to my journey towards recovery as it creates a sense of meaning and purpose.
I use my work both to seek and to give hope and inspiration to others who are fighting the same battles.
My cultural diversity as an Australian artist with an Aboriginal (Dharug), Lebanese, Chinese and Irish convict ancestry also influences my work. As does my time studying at Sydney College of The Arts, University Of Sydney.
I’m a firm believer in art as activism and use my work to examine concepts of mental health, identity, society, feminism, body politics, activism, pop culture, and the nature of being and the universe itself.
Photography, collage, painting, multimedia, drawing, sculpture and craft are the brushes I use to paint change in the world, one viewer at a time.
What Is My Mission?
To make the world a little bit better through art.
I want to reach people who are suffering and bring them hope and opportunity and inspiration.
- Craft Projects
- YouTube Videos documenting all of the above as "Art For Anxiety" creative meditations
Planets of Pain is about transforming mental illness into mental health.
Using abstract paint forms and colour, I create imaginary global landscapes, invoking the natural topography of celestial bodies.
For me these are metaphor for thought, emotion and mental illness. The act of creating these worlds exposes the struggle to transmute unbearable suffering into a pathway towards healing.
I want my work to reach out to those in pain and share that no matter what suffering runs through our veins and arteries our Planets of Pain can be channelled towards healing and even beauty, with the aid of intervention, medication, therapy, support and even the act of creation itself.