I believe when we are incapable of seeing our lives as rich, and we focus on a few issues, the picture lacks depth and truth. Every drawing or photo I take is autobiographical. My art stems from emotions, rather than thoughts alone. I pick apart the images and blend them back together until I find something genuine. I believe that when we describe ourselves, we include an inevitable amount of delusion or denial. I attempt to circumvent this through layering and fragmentation. Certain subjects are often too painful to address head on, so I take anywhere from one to a few focal points, and blend until it becomes fluid. The finished product becomes representative of growth and joy, as well as overcoming obstacles. This process attempts to overcome. All people know hurt, survival, and joy. I want my audience personally connected while remaining explorers in my story.