Deep Impact, 2020
Studio Art Major and Digital Art Minor
We all have memories, some of mine include childhood spent with my sisters in our railroad apartment in East New York often with many cousins and extended family. Hot summers days consisted of looking out the window, watching pigeons, and listening to songs by Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder – no a/c, no yard, just our thoughts. It could have been those idle hours that germinated imagination in all our sister minds. Even today, each of us engage in some form of artistry.
As an adult there are fewer idle hours, but when they present themselves, it’s an opportunity to create. My latest work is based on contemplation, recent events, and digital noise. Living in a historic and unsettling moment, we can be bombarded with facts, details, figures, statistics, data and grief. It gets to us. How do we take the next step? How can we make the noise stop? But maybe it’s ok not to know everything. Maybe we can learn during this hour of quarantine, the art of stillness and remind ourselves that we are not in it alone.
I am a native New Yorker and part-time student at Stony Brook University. When I am not working on art assignments, I dabble in silversmithing, stained glass and anything I can get my hands on. Recently I was introduced to lenticular lenses, and am now experimenting with combining photography with lenses to create the illusion of animation.