Making marks on a surface is one of the earliest forms of visual communication. As children, we smear food on our plates, dab crayon on paper, and bleed color with puddles of water. Mark-making is both an emotionally instinctive and intuitive physical process. Each mark becomes concrete, physical evidence of intangible, internal energy.
Throughout the pandemic, my body begged to move. I walked, hiked, and breathed through the heightened trauma. Connecting with nature, on both a grand and minute scale began to regulate my nervous system and settle my mind. During a time when my creativity felt paralyzed, this movement filtered into my arms and hands, expressing my most urgent need to also move through visual spaces. This collection is a dance between external experiences pulling on internal regulation.