I am a Bay Area interdisciplinary visual artist with a focus on research-based installations. My work offers space for poetic and phenomenal understanding while centering the nuance and beauty of non-normative and divergent temporalities and embodiments. By reconfiguring visual language from local archives and passed down craft techniques, I reclaim access to a sense of lineage and belonging historically denied to queer, gender variant, and mad lives.
While at Headlands
I’m excited to pursue my inquiry into the strange and disturbing practice of pathologizing plants in early 20th century Bay Area horticulture, using this as an entry point into considering the ongoing state enforcement of the “normal” as it relates to gender variant and mad bodies, and offering my revisions to stigmatizing narratives.I look forward to diving deeper into my creative research and completing a new series of sculptural works referencing domestic furniture and disorienting normative assumptions about functionality and how our unique bodies are meant to behave.