I used to have seizures in the middle of the night. They would wake me up and immediately I would have full body convulsions, I could not breathe, and would go unconscious for up to a minute. I can still remember the imagery, terror, and disarray the seizures would conjure up. In the past year, I have experimented and studied lucid dreaming techniques – a nod to my subconscious thoughts while asleep. My recent artwork is from the dream imagery, stories, and the feelings the dreams reveal to me. Some dreams are lucid, and most dreams form into memory observations. I journal when I wake, sketch what I can remember, and revisit the imagery and stories later to inspire my mixed media art.
I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13 – a challenge I embrace and expose. I use art to tap into the expanse of my subconscious and dream awareness. Each piece expresses a form of dimension and movement, and I imagine the creative work traveling from a dream state to a waking state.