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QUARANTINE MINDSCAPES, 2020 - 2021

I created a series of small drawings (approximately 12.5 x 9 cm per drawing) during quarantine amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. These illustrations are both inspired by images and objects around me and drawn intuitively. The dynamically intertwining forms within these confined spaces are suffocating, complex, and turbulent, yet reveal a desire for closeness.

WE ARE EXPLORERS | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon

AN ENLIGHTENED STATE OF BEING | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon, acrylic paint

I HAD A DREAM AND THERE WAS A TRAIN STATION | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon, acrylic paint

THE STUDY | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon 

MELANCHOLY | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon, acrylic paint

BECAUSE BODIES ARE BEAUTIFUL | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon

TINY DWELLINGS | ink pen, digital colour

FIFTEEN DREAMS | ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon, acrylic paint

CRAVINGS | ink pen, digital colour


A PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL DIARY, 2019-2020

ink pen, pastel, pencil crayon

This series is a record of personal narratives and human interactions, most of which are seen through the lenses of mental illness and trauma. These small drawings are windows into intimate spaces and their portable nature is a metaphor for the memories I carry, both public and private, beautiful and terrible, harmonious and chaotic, delicate and intense, and light and dark. The body is a site of tension between these dichotomies, and the exterior environment is transformed into a mindspace. 

THE DEPRESSINGLY SWEET, FLEETING, AND TEMPORARY NATURE OF RELATIONSHIPS

AN ODE TO DUNDEE'S SEAGULLS

COMFORT FOOD

FROM HEARTBREAK CITY TO QUARANTINE

NAIVE

PACIFIERS

SURVIVAL STORY

GUARDIAN ANGEL 

CAFFEINATED CONVERSATIONS & DANISH PASTRIES

OPENING

EVENING WINE IN THE STUDIO

8:29 AM

SAFEKEEPING

PRESSING YOUR WOUNDS TO MY WOUNDS

OASIS OF PEACE

THE TREE HOUSE

RESEARCH

A TORTURED MIND

GRASPING SPACE

MY FIRST DAY ON ANTIDEPRESSANTS


DRAWINGS FROM SCOTLAND, 2019

ink pen, pastel

I created this series while living in Scotland. My process involved collaging and reworking imagery and experiences (a contemplative process that is much like organizing a chaotic mindspace into one that is contained and orderly). In these diaristic drawings, I carefully document moments of companionship, loneliness, mental illness, faith, and emotion.

MOVIE NIGHT

VULNERABILITY

WHATSAPP VIDEO CALL

SCOTT

AFTER A CEILIDH AT THE BRAES

STUDIO MIND MADNESS

BEFORE A CEILIDH AT FLAT 56

CEILIDH

OVERFLOWING CUPS

WATCHING FROM THE OTHER SIDE

HANG IN THERE AND DANCE WHERE YOU ARE

WARM BODIES

THE PENCIL IS HER TOOL. THE BOOK IS HER CANVAS. BRANCHES DIVIDE BUT ALSO CONNECT. FIRE DESTROYS BUT ALSO PURIFIES

THERE ARE STARS IN THE SPACE BELOW

TOWER BUILDING CAFE BLUES

SWEETNESS AND GROWTH


DEW FOR A THIRSTING SOUL, 2018

graphite on rice paper

"Dew for a Thirsting Soul" is a series of drawings that explores pain, yearning, and hope during depression. I referenced the title for this project  from entry 501 of St. Faustina's Diary. 

I HAD THIS NIGHTMARE ONCE

THE KEYHOLE

PLANTS IN THE WRONG PLACE ARE CALLED WEEDS

MASQUERADE

PARADIGM SHIFT

PRIVATE PERCH

THY WILL BE DONE

VISIT TO FR. DONOVAN'S COLLECTION

DO IT BADLY RATHER THAN NOT DO IT AT ALL

CHERRY-EATER

MOTHER-BROTHER-SISTER

BLOOD MOON IN WONDERLAND

IN BOXES

LOYALTY

FLAMINGO HOPES

FISH

RED SEA

BACKROOM

FEMME

'O' IS FOR 'OPINIONS'

CRADLE

KARAOKE

A PLEASANT MEAL

THE SCIENTIST

PLEASE BURN OUT

UNREQUITED

PART OF THY WORLD

GOOD FRIDAY

LETHARGY

MORTALS

HOLY THURSDAY

LOCS

MY BODY DYSMORPHIA

MIDDLE CHILD

HEAVEN'S EYE

THE SOURCE

HIS RIGHT HAND

THE WHITE SUIT

BLINDS

THE EMERGENCY ROOM

MOON RIVER

ONE BREATH FOR ALL

SYMPHONY

I HAD A DREAM WHERE I WAS IN A CAVERNOUS ROOM FILLED WITH TREE TRUNKS SHAPED LIKE CYLINDERS

WHEN TECTONIC PLATES COLLIDE

NORTH STAGE

DEPRESSION

SIMMER

MY THUMB IS CLUTCHING THIS SKETCHBOOK

THE BIRD QUEEN AND THE MOON 

AN ANGEL'S SILENT FANFARE

FACELESS

ADORATION

MATERNAL

GRACE

NOVICE

A METAL BOX

PINK SLIPPERS

MORNING DISCIPLINE

SKETCHING NAKED

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