This series of work explores the idea of containment, both physical and psychological. The human body is the one thing we will carry with us from birth to death. It houses our most intimate thoughts and feelings – those that may not be readily apparent, while on the outside looking in. Similarly is the home. For me, it is a place of great comfort, and therefore also a place where I allow myself to experience the greatest discomfort. In both my home and body, I am my best self and also my worst self.
Whelm refers to the act of engulfing or submerging. Utilizing hair, which serves as a metaphorical extension of the gut, I reflect on my internalized relationships with myself and my surrounding environment.