Culture and history are the core foundations of my artwork. I use the figure as metaphor with color and texture to explore the relationships of human vulnerability in contemporary society.
My work has a strong social aspect. Growing up in Southern California and having lived in South America and Italy, the mural and figurative tradition have been a draw for me. I have been influenced by the boldness and expression of artist such as Anselm Keifer and Latin American greats like Guayasmin and Matta. Currently, artists Mark Bradford, El Mac, Os Gêmeos and ROA mesmerize me.
I have always been seduced by color. I use color to build form and emotion. I enjoy layering with a variety of glazes and materials. I will often combine mixed media, such as magazine clippings and wood to add context to my pieces.