California, USA | Digital Collage

Woman The Creator

Artist Statement

I’m an artist and designer with a keen eye for detail. My journey began in childhood. Recognized for my creativity in school, I envisioned a future filled with color and creative expression. Years later, my interest in art solidified during a summer program at the California Institute of the Arts in high school.

In 2009, I pursued a graphic design degree at the Academy of Art University. Despite facing a mental health crisis in 2016, I persevered through my psychiatric challenges. In 2021, I resumed my design career, finding solace and strength in art. I’ve rebuilt my career by integrating art into my designs. Currently I spend my time looking and capturing the essence of the world in my collages. What interests me the most about my observations is making sense of relationships between people, places, and things around me. I capture and explore connections and patterns that aren’t apparent.

Collages are my favorite way of visualizing what I experience because I take disparate subjects and combine them to create a composition that’s compelling. My collages are surreal in nature, and spur emotion in a contemplative way. I bring ideas to life that encourage the viewer to pause and feel.