deconstructing formative life-experiences

Where will my studio work take me this semester? The work is about the process of deconstructing formative life experiences. My studio process always involves life experiences. The difference is that I am learning the language to explain it.
We all have a story. Some stories involve zero adversities, while others are fraught with them. Collectively, we can deconstruct life experiences together. An example of this might be motherhood. Mothers collectively deconstruct the experience of motherhood together, finding commonalities but also differences. Individually, we deconstruct motherhood within our time, the number of children, our relationship toward our mother, etc.
When you have adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), of which 60% of the US population has, deconstruction can be a minefield. In the deconstruction, there can be pain. In the studio process, there can be beauty and connection-building from the investigation. Healing through making, honoring through construction, and coping by sharing the studio process.

Thank you for following my art journey. You can see more of my work here.

my best,

Em

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

The work is inspired by an engagement with play and making peace with uncertainty. I work experimentally, using a digital video to explore painting. I use sound and moving images in non-traditional ways to reverse expectations of horror and comedy. I am drawn to the whimsical nature of self-discovery. I construct repeating narratives, often depicting varying scenarios of serenity, silliness, and reflection.

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