Before moving to NYC to finish my undergrad at Parsons, I had my final art show in Michigan. The title of the show was “Bedtime Stories and Other Disturbances.
In this collection of work, I wanted to illustrate the inherent traumas of childhood. I have vivid memories of being a child, and being constantly afraid. If it wasn’t monsters, it was my parents. The main theme throughout childhood was my lack of control, whether in playdates, emotionally unhinged parents, forced interactions with creepy family members. In all of my pieces, I show this lack of control: the child is powerless, and often in danger–either imagined or imminent .
I used Copic Fineliner pens for all of these pieces. In “Bedtime Story” and “Twins” I also use Moltow Acrylic Markers.