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I make art to reflect on themes of time and identity. These issues stem from my continuous journey of self-discovery as well as the tendency I have to constantly look back at certain aspects of my life in which I evaluate myself as an individual. This compulsive behavior often leads me to question my identity duri… Read More
I make art to reflect on themes of time and identity. These issues stem from my continuous journey of self-discovery as well as the tendency I have to constantly look back at certain aspects of my life in which I evaluate myself as an individual. This compulsive behavior often leads me to question my identity during which I experience instances of emotional turmoil. Grief, vulnerability, anger, desire, and a sense of loss often inspire me to create figure drawings that embody those moments.

I have a particular interest in mark making when I create an image. Whether it's with charcoal, graphite, ballpoint pens, or collaged pieces, my figures are composed of small copiously layered marks to make a larger mass characterized by a wide range of values and subtle textures. My obsession with the layering of the material has evolved into a catharsis in which the essence of my work is ultimately about the purging of emotions. As such, drawing is a form of healing for me, an antidote to counteract the effects of self-doubt which then allows me to garner the mental discipline to gradually put my frustrations aside, learn from what was, and positively shape my state of mind.
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    Harold Washington College, department of Art and Architecture — Chicago, IL, USA
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Member Since: Jul 3, 2013