It all started with one breath.
Dealing with the temporality and anxiety of the gap year between my undergraduate and graduate studies, I began to experiment with the use of art as a therapeutic tool. Through the repetition of a singular act performed multiples times per week via the creation of an exercise with a set of parameters, my mind was able to work towards some semblance of clarity. Exploring power of connection to self through breathing became a cathartic release like no other. Using my breath as the catalyst each piece is created through the transference of energy from myself to the suspended ink. As a color study, the aesthetically driven series begins to give sight to the innate structures and manner of organization I use to relate to the world. Bedroom Sonnets comes to fruition as a series of “performative” abstract paintings documented through photography. In this, the photograph acts as confirmation of the act.