Flourish, 2022. Mixed textiles and beadwork on 10×20″ wooden frame
This piece speaks to my contentious self-relationship with ADHD, which went undiagnosed and untreated until my mid-30s. This impacted my ability to fully pursue artistic interests and severely hindered my self-compassion. Now I feel like I’m finally making progress in both my artwork and my journey of self-acceptance. ‘Flourish’ is an expression of joyful exploration; it incorporates sculpted textiles, hand-beading and natural dye-work to create a vibrant ocean-scape. Layers of detail and adornment seek to draw in the viewer so they too can experience the excitement of discovery.
Hanging Fish, 2022. Acrylic on felt-backed canvas, with suspended beads