Through the use of predominantly digital medium, photography and screen printing, Kayla aims to explore the wide topic of trauma. She often uses recurring images such as ghosts, eyes, and a fabric sheet, usually paired with stark text that relates to her own personal experiences. Originally, she started representing her trauma of sexual assault through more serious and darker imagery, but this year it has been her goal to present the heavy topic in a more visually appealing manner, as well as take a step back from just talking about sexual assault and instead using her sexual assault experience to talk more broadly about trauma. In addition to her “ghost series”, Kayla has been exploring a more graphic mode of work through the warping of text and images using a photocopier and scanner combined with screen printing to create images also relating to the “Me Too” movement.
The Sheets Have Eyes, digital print. 2020