The World to Me was a Secret: Mixed Media
I am interested in an alternative mother and child narrative. At the core of my imagery is a focus on the cycle of transformation one undergoes through giving birth, our awareness of mortality, and a compulsion for re-invention. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley writes, “The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover; to her it was a vacancy, which she sought to people with imaginations of her own” (1818). Shelley’s words capture my interest in the idiosyncrasies of creation, the value of exploration in this practice, and art’s own integrity to bear unforeseen meaning through the process of being made.