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Writing is and always has been my greatest calling. I am deeply passionate about the ways art and people interact -- the social contexts art is created in, reflects, addresses, and shapes, and what meaning it can have to our lives -- and this is my primary focus. However, I also write to work through and express my own experiences, contribute to art documentation and preservation efforts, and create meaningful, enriching narratives. I am highly influenced in my prose work by my background in poetry and abstract art, in my nonfiction work by my background in fantasy and science fiction, and in all things by my experiences with gender, sexuality, class, disability, neurodiversity, trauma, healing, and love, a desire to connect with others, and how deeply I have been affected by art in my life. I am also bolstered by the training I received as a journalism student at the University of Oregon, for which I now hold a bachelor of arts, and the media and music studies classes that I dove into while I was there.
In practice, this means I write media and cultural analysis and critique, personal essays, poetry, fiction, and blends of these approaches, as well as occasionally documenting works, artists, scenes, etc. I am familiar with and able to.
I create expressive mixed media artwork traditionally (using paper, glue, stickers, paints, crayon, cardboard, plastics, fabric, beads, sequins, confetti, glitter, tape, and more) and digitally (using digital approximations of physical materials as well as uniquely digital effects and photography). My works transform and express abstract emotions, largely eschewing coherent and concrete figures and locations and focusing more on composition, color and texture, and frequently incorporate snippets of evocative written language. I am inspired by a wide variety of visual art forms, from GameCube/PlayStation2 era video game graphics to urban exploration photography to high fantasy novel covers to moe anime art.