Artist Statement

From my early beginnings as an artist, I use the creation of drawings and paintings as a vehicle for better understanding the world around me both visually and intellectually. My work is distinguished by my ability to deeply investigate and record the details of a thing, be it an object from nature or the man-made world. The incorporation of text, either sacred, scientific, or as a narrative also plays a role in my understanding of a thing or a concept. Most recently, my work is addressing issues related to social justice and intends to create a dialogue with the viewer regarding racial reconciliation, reparation, and healing.