Cydne Jasmin Coleby is the creator of captivating digital and mixed media collages. Flitting between a spare, monochrome palette and something altogether more vibrant, Coleby’s highly self reflective work examines our emotional capacities. From a very young age Coleby has felt comfortable disassociating herself from her body, seeing it in its truest form, as it is seen by others. She believes such a perspective ultimately leads to acceptance. Coleby believes that once one completely accepts their physical extension in space, an examination of one’s mentality awaits. Coleby’s forays into psychoanalytic thinking have led to an interest in the transformative effects of trauma; she studies the relationships that we form with the seismic emotional occurrences of our lifetimes trying to determine what informs our personality and what defines it. Ultimately her view is a pessimistic one: Coleby doubts our capacity for closure, viewing and capturing every traumatic experience as a blot on the copybook of character.