Faerieality Series (2018-Present)
I am a self taught artist intuitively inspired by a shamanic exploration of seen and unseen worlds. I combine unconventional methods like non dominant hand drawing, random word collage, and dreams to help ne lose my bearing and move forward with only a glimmer of faerie dust to lead the way.
The Faerieality Series is painted with gouache and watercolor on Montreal-made paper. Collaged snippets of text from my large Faerie book collection are included within each piece serving as inspiration for the work itself.
I work within the field of Spiritual Automatism. This is a method of art-making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway. Early 20th-century Dadaists, such as Hans Arp and made some use of this method through chance operations.
Forgotten Victorian artist, spiritualist and medium, Georgiana Houghton is also an inspiration.