Artist Statement:

I was born into an abusive environment where everyday was a constant struggle with internal turmoil and external oppression. My work is inspired from events from my life that have molded and shaped who I am today. I’ve captured moments of my life that have affected me the most and given them life.

Each piece is composed of a shattered background as the foundation of the image. From the foundation there are multiple layers of oil pastels that give the images character. These images are structured in a way that each print is expressing strong emotions and actions.

I think of my prints as visual manifestations of my internal conflict of the abuse I suffered. I want the audience to see my suffering through the emotions and actions that each image depicts.