MERCY! is a confessional series in early stages of development. MERCY! illustrates dreams, epiphanies and research, and explores a personal journey in the aftermath of life-threatening violence and navigating healing from trauma and intimate partner violence.
Confessional Sketchbook Series, 2011-2014
From 2011-2014, I worked on a sketchbook series of self-portraits inspired by self-representation of women in the digital age and online dating as a young, working-class feminist survivor navigating a surveillance/exhibition culture. The series plays with questions of the gaze, and looks to the intersection between both the history of women’s self-portraiture and today’s selfie culture, as well as confessional writing and status updates. You can read more about Ok, Stupid here.
Women and Monsters
In my personal sketchbook practice, I’ve been exploring imagery incorporating myth, monstrosity and femininity since my adolescence.