The Shit U Live Is What U Know (2017), Letterboard on Wall Installation.
From experiencing certain tribulations from institutions on the basis of disability this piece symbolizes an observation upon the idea of lived experience and asks the question of can be universal. Focusing on the experiences of living with an autism spectrum disability I've always felt when engaged with that part of my own reality it becomes minimized over being of a high functioning society based standard personality. Having faced with an excruciating situation that involved discrimination upon this certain condition, I realized that my diagnosis medically only seemed to be focused upon people who were at the early stage child level. Inspired by personal struggle with systemic discrimination upon disability, my idea for this work was meant to be simple like a deep exhale after being challenged. The colours represent the infantilization of certain autism spectrum disorders, as well the miss spelling is a tongue and cheek at intellectual elitism within certain fields. Collectively this piece is a look from the outside after being on the inside of a situation that is lengthy.