Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I started this piece when I was much younger as a single self-portrait which I returned to many years later and finished by adding an older self-portrait to the piece reflecting the way I've grown as a person and an artist. I include many clocks in the piece to further the temporal theme. I made this as a tribute to the relationship between myself and my sister. I try to capture the complex and intricate ways we interact in an abstract manner that is reflective of how I see her and my emotions for her with my synesthesia. I made this piece by collaging many smaller acrylic paintings I did that I then transferred onto an aluminum panel using ultraviolet inks.
As a child my high functioning autism made it hard to communicate with the world. My mother, a former art therapist who had previously worked with Autistic adults began doing art therapy with me. Through art I found my voice. Each day I paint or make art on my computer as a way to process my day and express myself emotionally. Art is a part of who I have become and I try to bring that creativity to everything I do.