I believe art is a powerful vehicle with which to carry profound narratives. Visual art, for me, has always been rooted in catharsis and a means to express creativity. I embrace the ongoing contrasts and ironic juxtapositions life regularly presents us with, making use of traditional and unconventional medium to share my human experience through my art.
Hands have been a recurring them through much of my recent work. The character and nuance of our hands develop only through the lives we live with them. I personally connect with hands because of how communicative and expressive hand gestures are; we intuitively understand most gesticulations. I have a sibling who depends on American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate, ergo , I grew up with a very personal relationship with hand study.
Vibrant, rich color palates and dynamic textures are significant components of my aesthetic. In life, there exists perpetual conflict, no matter how subtle or imperceptible. I engage with a lot of social impact and humanist themes in my work. Through visual art, I am privileged to articulate heavier narratives balanced with intentional use of bright, inspiring color palates which signifies an awareness of beauty amidst within painful and unnerving experiences.
I am fortunate to process the pain and complexity of the human experience through visual art, offering the byproduct as a lens through which to look unflinchingly at what is , or perhaps is not, there.