Migraines & Nature
My paintings are a rendering of how I see nature through the lens of my chronic migraines and ocular aura. Migraine symptoms, such as ocular aura, distort how I see the world-- it is more intense, more alien, more saturated. My work is about choosing hope despite my constant companion of pain and giving visibility to my invisible disease. I feature the mundanity of a bit of brush and tree bark as the kaleidoscopic wonder it truly is. My brushwork and color choice aims to recreate the ocular aura and spatial distortion I experience with migraines by mimicking that fracturing and perspective collapse in the leaves, brush, and bark of my forests.