These pieces were created through a process called needle felting, where wool is stabbed by a barbed needle until the fibers are entwined enough to hold a solid form. In the past, I have suffered from a severe fear of injury and pain. I avoided any discussion about how the human body worked because I would hyper fixate on the ways I could hurt myself. Making this piece was cathartic because it helped me work through this fear. I had to confront the inner workings of the human body. The physical creation of the piece forced me to continuously stab my face, my muscles, my skull, my eyes, my brain, and my heart.
The final piece stands as a reminder that I am human, and that although it is okay to be afraid, I am stronger than my fears.