Artist Statement:

There is transcendent potency in creativity that is able to bring abstract societal issues into a more concrete, understandable form. I encourage the viewer to become an active participant in a greater dialogue in which art can be used as a catalyst to demystify and help realize consciousness and change. By engaging in social practice, I create situations to encourage collaboration and empowerment on a local level. Community is the restructuring of human relationships; this is the starting point for creating a paradigm shift needed to find creative solutions to the problems we face.

Art is my means of communicating complex ideas, as an maker, curator, and collaborator.