Quintessentially a free spirit, I take my turn at everything that interests me. I do not impose limits on my own creativity, whether it be musically, photography or make up. I am an autodidact living in the New York area and learning as much as I can about everything. I find myself in the little details, I live for the process, the primping of a photoshoot, the million and one last touches in a painting, or the way it feels to see someone see themselves after I've done their make up. It takes years of practice to perfect a design, so I spend a lot of time working on personal projects. I have found art to be the medicine for extended loneliness, and a cold pack on my mental illness. I struggled for many years with my relationship to food, and even considered suicide as a result of depression and anxiety. Now I see myself living a long life, having learned how to balance my emotions and my responsibilities. It is not difficult for me to sympathize with someone suffering from the same things I went through, and I encourage anyone with suicidal ideations to plumb the depths of their soul for a reason to stick around.
I graduated in 2020 from LIU Post with a degree in Art Therapy. I have taken a plethora of art classes including printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, design, and many more. I worked with children for 5 years, after that I was a Teacher's Assistant in college for 2 years, and for the past 2 years and currently I work with the special needs population.
I see myself in a leadership position not too far in the future, offering art to those who otherwise don't know what to do with themselves. I see art as the remedy to a societal listlessness that is created when we have limited recreational activities for those in lower income situations. To ease the discomfort that has been increasingly prevalent among cultural groups around the world, I suggest healing the fissure with creativity.