Abstract art created with pain(t) and fire.
Seattle-based artist with severe scoliosis blazing her way to a life-changing surgery.
In 2017 I began consistently working on my craft,
focusing on something I loved instead of the severe pain I was in.
My technique, like my spine, is a bit deviant.
I combine fire with spray paint on canvas to forge unique designs.
atmospheric. seductive. dreamlike.
I have a 59 degree curve in my spine.
It's caused by a disease called Scoliosis - and it's getting worse by 1.5 degrees each year.
Doctors told me the only way to straighten my spine was through spinal fusion -
a procedure that could permanently disable me and end my career.
To deal with the physical and emotional pain, I turned to creative abstract artwork.
After learning about a cutting edge (and expensive) procedure called Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT) that straightens the spine AND allows for a flexible movement,
I knew this is what I've been waiting for - for two decades.
To afford this life-changing surgery, I'm selling my art and fundraising on GoFundMe.