From a young age, I used art as an expression of myself. I have battled bipolar since I was fourteen, and along with that came the impact of the stigma on mental illness our society cultivates. Creativity was my way of revealing who I am without actually verbally saying anything.
When the pandemic hit, I became restless with the isolated days at home. With this frustration emerged a new hobby: Resin Art. I quickly became fascinated with how each art piece could be uniquely designed and customized. I spent hours a day for many months perfecting the craft and coming up with unique designs.
On Thanksgiving Day of 2020, one of my designs went viral on social media. A dream I always had growing up was to sell art that I had made and to inspire others with my artwork—and it came true!
Each resin piece has a significant meaning behind it—whether it be the design, the inclusions, the colors or the shapes. A piece of my neurodiversity is brought from my mind into my artwork.