In the Scottish Play, Lady Macbeth asks Macbeth if he would let “I dare not” wait upon “I would” and that is a question I have asked myself since a young age. I always wanted to be something, I always wanted to do something that would not only better myself but better the larger community. So as I sit here, writing my artist statement, I realize that indeed I say “I can” rather than “I would” and I wouldn’t be caught dead saying “I dare not,” especially when it comes to putting myself out there. Not only has that been how I have approached life but it is how I approach my practice, fearlessly.
I want to connect with the world as authors and artists have in the past. I want to create worldly art that continues to grow through time. I do this by listening to others, revealing stories, and talking about my personal experiences. I have dealt with mental health issues to being a woman confused in this male dominant world and I know there are other problems in this world. I want to help project others’ voices because that’s how I, as an artist can create a better world.
My main media is oil paint on hand-made canvas because there is something about it being natural that connects with my practice. That idea of being loose with brush strokes and fluid in my paintings and drawings is all because that is how I’m trying to tell my and other people’s stories. The way I paint also relates to me investing my personality in the pieces, that are all over the place, comedic, but still a worldly point of view.
I can create my own perception. I can throw myself out there and it's because of the guts and power I have accomplished throughout the years.I would do everything in my art to create an inclusive world. I would do anything to enhance stories. I would do anything to express myself and to experiment with my practice in the world. I guess I would is not the right phrase, I know I can do these tasks, I can create and explore. I have the guts to do so.