As a painter and freestyle dancer, my work is driven by an appreciation for corporeal experience and its possibilities for expression. Heavily inspired by embodied cognition and the research of pioneers such as George Lakoff, I believe that bodily narrative and sensorial perceptions are responsible for how we conceive of and engage with every aspect of our lives. Cognition, emotionality, and the metaphors we live by are all married to our bodies.
When creating visual stories, be it with brush or on the dancefloor, I aim to inspire viewers to consider how they ~wiggle~ through this life, and how seemingly isolating experiences may be vantage points for shared truths. I hope to peel away the divisive constructs we fashion around ourselves in order to reveal the shared patterns of experience and behavior at our core.