In slumber series (2017 - ongoing), I record my body’s unconscious movements during uninterrupted periods of sleep. I prepare for this private performance by attaching charcoal to the inside and outside of my arms, legs, and onto my joints and lay down on a sheet of paper on the floor. Unconscious mark making, smudging, and wiping materializes sleep into an image that captures pressure, motion, space, and time.
I have little control over the image I wake up to, however my complete control over the parameters of its creation allow me to harness entropy and make it my own.
charcoal, graphite (28.5'' x 66'')
A specific night's sleep does not dissipate into a distant void of regularity, but instead validates patterns of my own existence. Sleep is transformed from biological necessity into a method of production.
20 minute nap, forehead
charcoal (11'' x 8.5'')
ink, marker, graphite (36'' x 48'')
Series of drawings involving ink-soaked cantaloupe rolled on paper. Thin ink lines are then added by hand in a futile effort to regain control over image // composition.
booties (in collaboration with Ariana W.)
ink, marker, plastic (20'' x 12'')
ink, graphite (72'' x 48'')
self-portrait with make-up (back / front)
makeup, thread (8'' x 11'')
makeup on violently distressed canvas, partially mended with thread
Paper cut free association
blood, ballpoint pen