Justine “J Bird” is a full-time student and part-time studio assistant in Venice, Florida. She has explored many mediums ranging from painting to photography to pottery.
Her art is both a means and a product of her journey of self-discovery. Her use of vivid color gives a lively energy to her often dark subject matter. This juxtaposition of dark and light is a metaphor through which she expresses her life experiences and world views. Art has been her paramount form of expression, allowing her to gain personal insight and overcome continuous struggles with addiction, mental illness and self-esteem.
Justine intends to pursue a Masters in Art Therapy at Florida State University, which she will use to share the freedom and strength that art has given her.