In the hopes of raising awareness about Dissociative Identity Disorder, each piece in this series is meant to depict a personality that isn’t often percieved by the public eye due – in part – to the stigma associated with the condition. Work is presented on our Instagram account untitled, where people living with DID can choose to speak up. Numerous paintings have already been baptized after alters or Systems who have related to them. Those that have yet to be named have been dubbed “fragments” in honor of all the parts out there who cannot come out as readily, either due to circumstances or to the limitations of their existence. Parts that – nevertheless – play an important role in the emotional survival of the people they live in, and for. Parts that equally deserve recognition. The names associated to these are – alternatively – based on various characters that they evoked in our mind.
Collect. I’ve trauma
A series of mixed-media drawings that explore the frailties of our self-hood and how we interact with similar vulnerabilities in others. We hide behind façades and layers; wear countless masks, seeking comfort, safety and acknowledgement, all the while slowly losing touch of ourselves, others and reality. Collect. I’ve trauma focuses in part on how the limitations we set on our existence result in experiences that are both similar and familiar to those endured on a daily basis by an often misunderstood and dismissed minority: individuals afflicted by dissociative identity disorders.
In a world united and divided by social media platform algorithms, how we perceive and represent ourselves and the Other is muddled by a cocktail of logos, emoticons and memes playing off as the far more complex counterparts they are meant to represent. This technologically-enabled context keeps us from expressing fully and in traditional contexts (face to face) the very emotions we are merely claiming to ‘feel’ at a distance ‘harmlessly’ behind our screens.
Each acrylic painting in this series is a call-to-action that exposes our passive and destructive attitudes, with titles and intended arrangements urging the viewer to move and pay attention, both on a psychological level and a physical one.
See the Forest for the Trees
Smile for the Camera
A visual parlour for those who appreciate distinctive achromatic creations. Represents an amalgam of various drawing projects. Although each piece is in a coulourless setting, the messages they convey are far from being black and white.