I am an artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in the intersection of art and science. My practice emerged after I was diagnosed with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Undergoing numerous brain scans to track the progression of my disease, I initiated a deep fascination with the architecture of the brain. I reinterpret these frightening yet mesmerizing images, using my brain scans to describe the ever-changing experience of living with a progressive disease and expanding the visual language of illness. My diagnosis has allowed me to integrate neurotechnology into my artwork. Through printmaking, mixed media, and textiles I transform my scans into vibrant landscapes in hopes of challenging how society views illness. I create with the intent of transforming how people view the imperfect body, allowing room for celebration, curiosity, and fascination.
I have been inspired by the power artwork can have to broaden and deepen the narrative around chronic illness. This is my core of mission, to create artwork that invites social engagement and encourages conversations. My current vision combines patient-centered design strategies, evocative artwork, and powerful narratives.