Neurodivergent: an approach to learning and disability that argues diverse neurological conditions are result of normal variations in the human genome.
“If you just focus, you should be able to understand. I don’t understand that you don’t understand it, you’re smart enough.”
Being unable to process is uncomfortable. This installation illustrates this discomfort with bright colors and text heavy layers, representing my experience of the world as someone who is neurodivergent. One of the main reasons I try to avoid the phrase “mental health problems” is that being neurodiverse is not negative or a problem in and of itself. It is normal to not understand right away. If my brain was not wired the way it is, I would not be who I am today. When people look at my work, I want them to relate to my experiences and feel discomfort and anxiety themselves, even if they do not have the same experiences as me. With my mindspace replicated in this installation, I want people to understand.
Queers in chairs etchings
Through this series of work I am exploring dysphoria and the relation to my body.
Scrawl, 4 layer screen print on BFK Rives, 2018
Vibrate 1, monotype screenprint on BFK, 2018
Vibrate 2, monotype screen print and screen print on BFK, 2018
Drown, 3 color screen print on BFK Rives, 2018
Blend, 2 layer screen print on BFK Rives, 2018
Fine Zine (Front), CMYK screen print on lightweight BFK, 2017
Fine Zine (Back), screen print on BFK Lightweight, 2017
DS Lite, CMYK on BFK, 2017
Tamagotchi, CMYK screen print on BFK, 2017
Dodge Caravan, CMYK screen print on Stonehenge, 2017