Andrea Razook - Jun 2018

The focus of my work is intuitive painting to create external images that match internal storylines. These storylines or narratives are based in basic themes from my inner states as a therapist and woman of color, elements of nature, and processing past and present memories. I was drawn to work as a therapist based on my ability to connect with
others while negotiating how to be a Spanish speaking Chinese Lebanese woman. Much of my work addresses this connection while acknowledging the extreme isolation that I experienced at my birth. I was born as a micropremie at 24 weeks when the age of viability in the mid 1980s was 28. There is no literal medical explanation of how or why I survived. I feel that this has marked me in ways I am just finding as I grew older. I use intuition to try and reclaim some of this lost strength and uncertainty.