Collection: forever as a feeling that takes place inside of time, 2022
"My work explores how perception distorts your sense of self and can create an entirely new narrative separate from the actuality of things. It’s an investigation into the lies I've told and continue to tell myself and the cognitive dissonance it implies. For dissonance is ambiguous and intangible. I often tie it to my feelings about perception. Having been diagnosed with a visual perception disorder these untruths cause a more reactionary impulse. My disorder causes the world to seem dreamlike and delusive, an unwavering struggle between myself and reality, an endless trail of unresolved thoughts. I can no longer sit with the dissonant discomfort like I used to. I'm interested in perceptive patterns and the ways in which dissolution or untruths create new ones as they build up in a portion of the psychological pace, their combined power gradually forcing a change in my attitudes and behaviors."