I use my art practice to reinterpret the world by zooming in ordinary moments and then relating them to our larger collective experience. I do this by creating portraits of everyday life in ink, graphite, and watercolor mediums. My individual drawings then become pieces of a puzzle locking into place, a representation of how we are each influenced by the world at large. Often in my work I employ pointillism and other techniques that break up our vision, forcing the viewer to look at the piece from either a very close or very distant perspective. I am inspired by the intricate details of how our vision interprets the natural world and am influenced by other artists who also make labor intensive work. I think artwork is often a testament to time and I seek to document experiences through my practice.
By focusing on everyday objects, spaces, and people, moments that are mundane or overlooked, I can make a connection to the history that has led to the creation of that moment and comment on its intrinsic value. I seek to evoke empathy through drawing and reframe how we relate ourselves to these aspects. In a very complex world, I am drawn to limited and monochromatic color palettes in order to make my work a quiet and thoughtful space.