Artist Statement

Art and life are incessantly intertwined. I draw from personal experiences, and endeavor to unite them with a collective understanding. Recognizing that we are products of our culture, my work questions what this culture is and how we navigate through and within its paradigm. Through the process of art making, I attempt to make sense of my own experience, while also coming to terms with the fact that I may never make sense of it, for perhaps in the end it doesn’t make any sense.

My involvement in this world is both ordinarily and bizarrely female. Gender roles, although ever changing and evolving, are still relatively precarious. I am fascinated by how gender identity not only affects who we are and who we strive to be, but also how we interact with each other. It seems increasingly difficult to establish genuine intimate relationships with others amidst this modern environment of shallow and perpetual external stimulation. I paint to communicate an emotion felt through a common experience, with the hopes of in turn creating an authentically human connection with the viewer.

Eff. Hope I can do this one day…