I am a trans woman (pronouns: she/her/her's) and have an immune deficiency disease (XLA) that requires monthly infusions. Documentation of this process is a huge part of my practice. I live in Los Angeles with my partner and our 4 rescue cats. I post photos and videos of them often. I am very open about myself and my path, so feel free to reach out and ask questions. I may answer sometimes in a patron only video once in a while.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Digital Photograph, 18x24 inches, 2015
You can view more of my work and my exhibition history on my website.
You can purchase some of my fine wares at my shop.
Painting, performance, and sculpture become surrogate bodies that I infuse with energy gleaned from others through intimate exchange. This exchange may involve face-to-face encounters or indirect contact in the form of human blood donations. Together these works consider the imperfections of the world in an attempt to evoke anxiety, confusion, discomfort, and fear.
40 Days, 40 Nights (21)
Rust, Ink, Resin, Steel, 4x6 inches, 2015
I am just trying to sustain my studio practice, maintain access to the materials needed to continue making the work, purchase vital tools and equipment that I lost access to when I graduated, and open up the possibilities of realizing larger-scale projects. Much of my process involves collecting and documenting what I come into contact with and find interesting (dead insects and medical ephemera). My work is often difficult, but I believe that it is important. I am of the hope and belief that my work and my story can be a source of strength, comfort, or inspiration for anyone who is, or has been sick, or has a sick loved one. I am seeking to form connections.
I am going to make this work either way, but I could make more of it and tend to bigger projects with some help and support, so, if you like what I am doing here, or here, please consider becoming a patron. All completed work will still be posted and available elsewhere, but by contributing to my practice, you will hold a forever place in my heart, as well as have access to in-progress work, process videos and insights, an occasional tutorial, open-dialogue, access to the work and give away opportunities. Oh, and lots of pictures of my cats.
Untitled (Ghost Hand)
Medical ephemera & Resin, Dimensions variable, 2015
Your card or account will be automatically billed at the beginning of every month, at the amount that you set. After processing fees, the money that you send me will go directly into my studio practice and related expenses (materials, tools, submission fees for exhibitions, domain name registration, storage of finished work, printing zines, saving/planning for larger-budget-based projects, etc.)
I have decided to charge monthly, instead of "per item" because I do a lot of different things, and plan on posting updates and content of some kind several times each month. :)
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I love you.