My favorite thing is when you write a song and you don't realize what it's about yet and then in hindsight you realize you were processing something you were going through at the time.
The goal of my work is not to harm myself. I start with the image/idea and work backward through the logistics.
It's been quite a mentally violent "awakening". OVERLAY is actually a poetic answer to the kind of violence we are enduring, especially as that violence relates to women's bodies and women's civil, political and personal rights.
Established and emerging artists share rooms, for free, in underused and historic New York City spaces. We approve everything that comes in, not only for quality control, but for our sense of its relevance in the current cultural climate and our own personal tastes.
I would essentially destroy or obliterate myself in the attempt to match myself to a certain image. And it always involved a tremendous loss- those works are all really tragic because they illuminate what happens when you are willing to abandon everything else in favor of the image.