My paintings and sculptures articulate my thoughts about life and current issues facing our world today…
With all the struggles we encounter concerning identity, religious freedom, and racial representation, I want my work to challenge the way people see themselves in relation to these issues. Through various artistic strategies, I create pieces that tell stories about the ups and downs of life. Whether by employing elements of still life, figuration, or surrealism, I pay tribute to traditional forms of art, but choose themes that are relevant in today’s culture in a re-imagined, nuanced way.
Stylistically, I play with realism by painting and sculpting my materials in a clear, well-rendered manner. I often employ traditional painting techniques such as glazing and dry-brushing with acrylic paint to achieve brilliant finishes. I find a lot of freedom in using acrylics because of the multiple mediums I use with them to add depth, colorful richness, and durability to my paintings. Continuing to employ realism into my ceramic work, I produce detailed sculptures that intimately engage with viewers through varying textures and playful designs. By taking my ideas into the 3D realm I find new opportunities to convey my ideas in other tangible forms. Through careful craftsmanship combined with a love for storytelling, I hope my paintings and sculptures connect to viewers in a visually honest and powerful way.