I am a housecleaner in Ithaca NY. Much of my free time is spent creating and trying to share what I do with the world. I have no training or education. Though I have been unable to find space in art-venues or galleries, I am constantly creating and seeking to challenge myself in new ways.
I am a high-functioning autistic individual; subsequently, my creative influences are most frequently sensory inputs: smells and sounds, what I see or touch. I am a wanderer and explorer by nature, seeking-out new and unknown experiences as oft as possible to use as fuel to communicate my expression. I find gratification in illustrating emotion, reflex and environmental beauty with attention to the physical existence of these subjects. There is an unending amount of input given freely by the world and others before/beside me. I attempt to translate my reactions, observations, reflections to diverse stimuli and reinterpret the exchange.
The mediums I choose to work in are normally based around the concepts I want to convey. I try to tie the process to the intent, hoping my hands will take care of the product. I will employ contrary tool-choices or create new tools to match the challenge of the idea to the challenge of creation. I love to be challenged and need to be challenged if I am to create. Conceit for boredom is insistent, but a wonderful motivator.
Perhaps someday, the creative community will value passion over money or education. If not, I hope my work will exist in some form as an examination of the human condition and my personal experience. I seek to show my passion for exploring & interpreting the beautiful and real lines of cause and effect which run quietly throughout our daily lives. Most of all, I seek to build a connection to the world with my work. Though I know the outlook for someone like me is bleak, I yearn for the opportunity.