Bethel University, St. Paul MN
Faculty Sponsor: Ken Steinbach
12 x 6 ft.
My work explores mental illness and the methods
used to treat it, focusing on schizophrenia,
manic-depressive, gender identity, and personality
disorders in women. I create an exchange of
ideas between gender and sanity through a
range of materials, including found objects, fabric,
and bronze. I am interested in narrowing the
gap between "us" and "them," "sane" and
"insane," so we can understand what defines
mental illness, its treatment within the system,
and the stigma placed on its sufferers.