The majority of this book was created while staying with my parents in the two weeks after my apartment flooded from a faulty washing machine in the unit above mine. I consider each page or spread a self-portrait; even the ones that contain faces that aren't mine, no faces at all, or merely words about someone else. I struggle endlessly to articulate why I make art. I just always have. I just do.
In the past five years I've focused mainly on creating large, abstract, acrylic paintings on canvas. Since I moved out of the city to become a full-time artist in September, I've been working smaller, attempting more portraits, playing with materials I never thought I'd use; like chalk & gold leaf. While I feel like I'm somewhat close to finding a new voice, it's still quite obvious to me that I'm right in the middle of an artistic evolution of sorts, despite my process being as improvisational as ever. All I know is I have a hard time using only one medium now, so I try not to limit myself. This book is an accurate reflection of my current process, with flecks of self-discovery through the words of those who love me.
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