How are you right now and how has this period changed the way you work?
It has just changed so many things! I am a very private person and my art tends to help me channel my emotions. Every time I go through a change it impacts my work in some way. Whether I have a job or not, or I’m struggling for money – it just changes everything. This is especially the case if you’re an artist that is constantly adapting to your own perception of self in order to create. Right now, I’m trying to move homes so all of the big projects that I have in mind are all going to be delayed and all I can do now is just try and survive.
How would you describe what you do?
I am not the best at describing things, specially when it comes to my art. However, I’d say I’m a multidisciplinary artist who draws her feelings and experiences in order to cope. My process consists of writing a lot of notes – how I’m feeling, why, and solutions – saving them and then going back to see if my feelings or circumstances have changed. If what I wrote still resonates or can help in any way with how I feel in the future, I’ll probably turn it into an image. If not, I just let the idea go. It’s actually therapeutic.
When it comes to the industry, I like using my art with intention and that’s why I find it hard to work with certain people or brands. I’m looking forward to being able to just work with my Black, queer, very talented friends, and create systems that focus on putting money back into our communities.