My intention with my art is to make people uncomfortable. In each image, I bring up themes including fear, defiance, and tragedy. These themes are a reaction to mental illness and abuse. With my art, I seek to bring these topics to light in a way that challenges the viewer to think about something they might not want to think about, and to strike a unique emotion in the viewer. The purpose of this is not for “shock value”, but to take away the taboo surrounding the subjects of mental illness and abuse. I believe the more people can talk about their negative experiences and struggles, the more they can start to heal from them.