Someone who looks like me
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Thematically, my paintings reflect the life long struggle of coming to terms with self-identity. The process of creating art enables me to navigate the complexities of identity while examining the connection this has to our emotional behavior. I use the figure as a tool to explore the space between self-actualization and self-presentation. Dualities, their balance and imbalance, make up the majority of the questions I address in my work. The primary examples are self/other, emotional/corporeal, private/public, sameness/difference, and reality/performance. I'm interested in challenging societal ...