"belonging, being and becoming”
This body of work titled “belonging, being and becoming” is about searching for a sense of place and wanting to belong. It’s about expectations, lies, secrets, disappointments and memories that play games with your mind. For me this is a very personal journey that I can’t talk about. This work has become my voice and it speaks for me.
My earliest memories always had music in them and it was a way to connect when I couldn't. I could always lose myself or find myself in music. It held my hand through every emotion that I ever felt and was a way of coping with whatever life dealt me. So to me, it made sense that it be part of the work.
Having always experimented with art and I needed to immerse myself in this project. I needed to express those pent up unexpressed emotions. I had to find my voice and whilst I’m not quite there yet, I’m certainly in a better place. 2019 has been a year of facing fears and embracing the uncertainty of the future, what ever that picture looks like.
For the past five years I have been developing a process that makes beautiful and complex patterns using sound. Whilst experimenting with techniques and mediums, it was important that the work be transparent. Transparency, it appears, is key to healing and evolving as a person and equally as a woman. Art and music saved me and helped me emerge from a very dark place. I want this work to inspire and encourage others and give HOPE, such a powerful word, the light at the end of the tunnel.