The transformative power that art yields and its ability to shift culture and reach across divides is deeply inspirational to my practice. The use of art as a mechanism for healing or to stimulate uncomfortable conversations is a force that drives my creations and is integral to my philosophy as an artist. In my practice, I explore the dichotomies and rawness of gender, sexuality, the human impact on the environment, love, death, and illness.
Through portraiture, I explore subjects such as death and loss, which at a glance look like the common human experience. Putting each story under a microscope to extract and highlight how vastly different these experiences are embodied depending on the uniqueness of each person’s story. I am interested in the inherent power of each individual’s identity, ancestral history, and passions that revolutionize the world.