SAY MY NAME
Say My Name is a series of 18 oil painted portraits involving marginalized groups and the traumas each individual personally faces. These groups include stories from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, immigrants, and women. Using photographs sent to me by volunteers, I recreate them into paintings to center the person and how they wish to portray themselves to the public. They also send a story of trauma they want to share, both in written and oral form.
In a society that is quickly whittling the human down into nothing more than a body, I wanted to create a location for people to experience the nuances that everyone has in life, some more traumatic than others. This is a space for learning, experiencing, and mourning.