This practice champions the beautiful chaos of human identity predominately using painting and the lens of fashion.
This examination expands on how the effects of self-orientation, cross-culturalism, capitalism and globalization challenge traditional often puritanical notions of identity. Fashion itself is a loaded subject. Due to its markers, a means of showing a position or expression, fashion has long been an interest & a personal obsession. While these “markers” consider gender, ethnicity, class and economy, among others, these mediated objects previously worn on human bodies, are used in context to social construct, self-appropriation and self-preservation.
I then use gestural painting to signify an exiled body whose vulnerability, resilience, celebration and sovereignty is often at odds with the dogma, branding and artifice, further complicating any archetypes or moral perameters. These painting-objects, objects in drag, address the complexity of the human being and celebrate humans as messy, conflicted, courageous and dignified by the beauty and tragedy to expose oneself among the human narrative.