A spade thrusts through the dirt, cutting a worm in half. The worm doesn’t die, it bisects. It continues to move through the world, now in different directions. Informed by its past but moving forward/on.
The objects that I create and care for are living documents, beings with souls, who carry the summation of their experiences with them to the present moment.
I make shrines as mechanisms within which to explore spaces of vulnerability and connection while carefully considering what I hold dear. I believe that true examination of oneself (deep desires, shames, and obsessions) is necessary in order to see ourselves and others as equally complex, worthy, and spiritual beings. Shrines have historically been used as places within which to place the precious, the spiritual, and the sacred. The shrine Lost in Transition was made in order to hold space for my complex relationship with my body. I explore what has been lost and gained throughout my neverending transition towards a self I feel at home within.