Artist Statement

Brain tumors to a large majority tend to elicit naïve preconceptions and misunderstanding. My intention is to visually convey symptoms of a brain tumor effectively through conceptual portraiture. By introducing the complex nature of brain tumors through a creative lens, rather than a scientific one, I make them seem less esoteric and more palatable for the public to understand through visual stimulus. Through a variety of processes and materials, each piece is inspired by the multifarious symptoms of a brain tumor and communicates my personal experience.