Any artist thrives on connection with a subject and being able to explore and express the depth of these connections is the raw beauty of art and, ultimately, the human experience. Self portraits better connect me to myself. It is in this spacious paradigm of creating where I can confront deep-seated life-long struggles with those parts of my nature that clash with dominant societal expectations of beauty and behavior. Creating and sharing my art is my way of relating with the world and others as I continue to face my fears, vulnerabilities, and feelings.
It is my hope that I will inspire those who have similar struggles to find an outlet in which they can make positive connections to the world around them and cultivate that strong purpose within themselves, through the process of creating personal art.