In their quest to heal interpersonal trauma, Ayin Es was led to take stock of the things that repair their broken psyche within. Culminating challenges, such as early abuse, disability, mental illness, and identifying as transqueer caused a years-long lack of self-care. They had to question how existence could withstand without healing properties, like art, drumming, imagination and play, animals and love, hope, food, and medicine--the essential remedies for pain and what makes a life worth living. On the Mend attempts to embody these thoughts and ideas.

Born and raised in Los Angeles until the last half-decade, Ayin now lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA. Their work is widely collected by universities, museums, and private collections. The Getty, UCLA, Brooklyn Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Pompidou Centre in Paris, France, are just a few to mention. A Pollock-Krasner Fellow and a Wynn Newhouse Award-winner, Ayin has a long list of honors, including the Artist Achievement Award from the National Arts and Disability Center and the Bruce Geller Memorial Award from the American Jewish University. They've also been reviewed in Artillery, LA Times, ArtNowLA, ArtScene, LA WEEKLY, ArtLTD, Art&Cake, and WhiteHot Magazine.