I make the art I want to see in the world.
I make art so my 10 year old daughter will see herself reflected in the world around her.
As a queer, mixed, 1st generation American woman, I make art to tell stories. Because every time we contribute our story, we radically shift the conversation, creating a more expansive, inclusive portrait of humanity.
There is something profoundly liberating, and validating, about seeing aspects of your self, your truth reflected back at you from the page, the stage, the canvas, the screen.
When other people see their lives visibly represented in your work, they’re reminded that their stories also matter. And hopefully, in turn, they will feel more inspired—and entitled—to find their own creative way to tell their story. This is a ripple effect of creativity that I believe in and feel truly inspired by.
I love layered stories that breathe in and out of space and time, stories that span generations and continents. I find beauty in the rusty, weathered and worn. I love the stories that scars hold ~ and feel compelled to take those stories of survival, and turn them into something beautiful to behold.