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Cut and Paste
In my collages, I mine popular visual culture to explore experiences of mood and an altered sense of reality stemming from my experiences with schizoaffective disorder. In a culture saturated with stereotypical representations of individuals on the schizophrenic spectrum, my work strives to construct alternative representations from the perspective of someone within the schizophrenic community. These collages reflect, through juxtaposition, an experiencing of a reality different from those experiencing consensus-reality, yet simultaneously they remain relatable in a way that forms a new sensibility. Given their small-scale, they function much like snapshots and spontaneous occurrences that connect my embodied experience and the social.