During my time studying fine art at San Jose State, I considered every meticulous aspect of my process when creating art and thoughtfully questioned each excruciating detail down to the composition of my mediums and placement of brush strokes. I had deviated from my initial intrigue for the technical aspects of purely representational art so that I could explore myself and create work that was highly personal. My technique for exploring the formal creation of art led me to experiment with work that included automatic writing and superimposing mixed media onto my canvas. This concept of including direct thoughts along with traditional depictions is something that I wish to continue exploring and hopefully learn more about in the context of our contemporary understanding of art and why I find the process to be so intriguing. I found that playing with compositions that includes the meta quality of referencing the painting itself to be extremely invigorating as it allows for me to combine several elements that might not be conventional for a normal painting or sculpture. The addition of painting words onto my canvases, along with mixed media such as yarn and other fabrics, is an example of how I may choose to force an abrasive aspect of self actualization into my work.
The inspiration for work that I create is often derived from my instinctive curiosity surrounding the connection between our physiological and psychological components that make us unique as humans. Researching and being influenced by artists such as Mark Rothko, Adolf Gottlieb and Anselm Kiefer had a profound impact on the way that I process my conception of an idea that will ultimately undergo scrupulous reworks before being developed into a finished piece of art. I have always been fascinated by history and the study of how humans as a species have been approaching levels of self-awareness that is characterized by our nature to create and destroy solely in an attempt to uphold our ego. I often depict an interpretation of the human form presented in a way that is comparable to ethereal beings such as a vibrating apparition or by purely referencing singular skeletal landmarks found throughout human bodies. I will never stop being curious as I truly believe that my burning passion to learn about myself and the world around me is what drives me to continue creating artwork that may hopefully be influential in others’ perception of even the most mundane aspects of our existence.