When I create art, it most often represents the mind control programming and abuse enacted on my mind and body while growing up in Sam Fife’s Move of God cult.
When I have the opportunity to create for a child, I get to revisit my own childhood. I ask questions about the child. If it’s a child I know, I take their personality into consideration. For instance, the little girl receiving this piece is rather silly. So, recycling an old greeting card with a woman who is wearing a cake hat, is right up this child’s alley.
This is where being a multiple is at a creative advantage for me. Because my mind sees through gendered lines, I am able to conceptualize what a person may be feeling inside. It allows me to bring their world perspective into the piece. Creating for someone else’s heart is a welcomed break which allows my own to rest.
This latest project also afforded me a new opportunity. I created my first time lapse art video. Yeah! I enjoyed being able to watch my own process in action. I hope you enjoy it as well!