My work commonly explores the connection between mental health and emotional isolation. I often use the connectivity of nature as a backdrop for exploring this theme. In contrast with the organic imagery I incorporate in my work, I am also fascinated by the figure and use it symbolically to illustrate the struggles of isolation, both physically and emotionally. Often my figures are shown cropped or incomplete, reflecting the fragmentation of self that accompanies mental illness. Additionally, I sometimes incorporate animals that reflect a personal memory or feeling within the context of the piece.

Typically I use a variation of technique within a single artwork, but my work consists mostly of oil painting and illustration. Much of my technique is experimental, but the overarching theme of my work explores how we as conscious beings interact with the natural world. It calls attention to our tendency to isolate ourselves from each other and from nature, contemplating how we cope with the realities of mortality, mental illness, and detachment.

  • 1 Looney Izzy Roots

    Roots
    Oil on panel
    2018

  • 2 Looney Izzy SelfPortrait

    Self Portrait
    Oil on panel
    2019

  • 3 Veil

    Veil
    Oil on panel
    2020

  • 4 FromWithin

    From Within
    Oil on panel
    2020

  • 5 Influx

    In Flux
    Oil on panel
    2020

  • 6 Dreams

    Dreams
    Oil on panel
    2020