WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION?
"I tend to draw my inspiration from current events. Much of the time, what is happening feels so dark and so massive that it can be overwhelming. To tackle these issues, I try to find a way, through art, to make them feel approachable and actionable.
To be completely honest, I have felt myself fall into a kind of a rut this year, and being able to work on these Docs was a nice change of pace. Most of the art I create is on the computer, so I easily get distracted and wander into parts of the Internet, which can end up in a doom scroll. But working hands-on with the markers on the Docs was really therapeutic (although extremely scary to be working on something as incredible as brand new Docs without an undo button).
That is a really important part of taking care of my mental health, finding activities where I have to completely separate myself from the 24-hour news cycle and my phone and focus on living in the moment. Whether it is hiking or working with my hands, getting out of my head can really help when I feel creatively blocked and can lead to unexpected moments of inspiration."