Through painting and mixed media, my work breaks down familiar imagery and brings the pieces together in compositions
that are both abstract and referential. Thematically, I address the struggle and courage to make
life altering decisions, to abandon what no longer works, and to take a leap of faith into the unknown - a process
that requires us to question who we are, who we have become, and who we want to be.
In my recent work, I reflect on my immigrant roots and what it has meant to push forward with a new life while remaining
pulled back by the old. I use as inspiration images from my past, such as comic books and commercials,
which convey a world view that was once appealing and convincing but now seems laughable and absurd.
I also delve into the real and symbolic tearing up of the precious as a condition of moving on.
The work is lively and playful with a serious undertone, reflecting the nature of change and
the parallel between life rebuilding and art making.