I Am Different
I Am Different
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I Am Different
I Am Different
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I Am Different
I Am Different
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I Am Different

I Am Different focuses on the impact of personal experience on the creative practice. Through reflection over my time as an undergraduate, I’ve decided to revisit incomplete ideas and renovate my practices simultaneously.  My work has centered on trauma for a long time and produced a body of work that is resilient and provocative. Moving forward my goal is acceptance, not only of my practices but also of myself.

I have always believed in persistent questioning. It is a staple in my art making. That intense introspection has been a challenge and often an obstacle to my art. I was ashamed of my fluidity and boldness. I was self-conscious about my multidisciplinary approach. I see now that making is in itself a question. It doesn’t have one answer.

I want my answer to be genuine. This current body of work, I Am Differentseeks to scrutinize old work and bring them into a clearer scope. I am turning trauma into training and practice into preparation.

 

I Am Different - 3 years of shredded sketchbooks, poetry and love letters, woven, black velvet book covers, 2017  

Photography by Charles Hickey