Internal Manifestations is a series of installation exploring my personal health anxiety. Accessing personal experience, I channel distressed emotional states from family health history to produce work that offers a therapeutic outlet with a beautiful byproduct. This work takes a hypothetical place from my mind and brings it into our physical space. The forms represent issues conjured within my mind about the effects of my family members’ failing health and my own previous health problems. Bringing these thoughts into real space allows me to confront and relieve the feelings of helplessness and anxiety associated with health issues. A meditative thought derived from this work that I continue to reflect upon: The ritual performed through making gives me a sense of command over issues that, though natural, are essentially beyond my control.