Artist Statement

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The lived experience of learning disabilities is the primary subject matter for my creative research. As a youth, I attended the Child Study Center for three years, a school in a teaching hospital, where I became intrigued with disabilities research. I am inspired by the larger learning-disabled community to create artworks that comment on the learning disabled experience with language, and question the prevailing systems of education (and culture) which devalue fluencies and skills outside prevailing norms. To this end, I create artworks using photography, sound installations, and sculpture.

For some viewers, the work I create is a metaphor for the frustration I and others have felt living in a society that devalue fluencies and skills outside prevailing norms. With my creative practice, I am using my skills and fluencies as an architect and artist to build a long-term creative practice that will allow a free and open conversation about education. I am always striving to develop new work that precisely combines elements which clearly emphasize the empowerment potential of creating artwork that openly talks about the history of education and the lived experience of learning.

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