I’ve always been fascinated with medical imagery and pop culture. This is evident in my body of work, ranging from bruised flesh to portraits of famous hip hop stars. Paint is my preferred method of art-making but printmaking takes a close second. I enjoy playing with light, which is my motivation for using watercolor in my series of medical images. The layers of pigment allow me to fully explore the darks and lights that seem to only occur on the human body.
I enjoy sharing my work with my students, and many of the portraits were created in my art room with students around. Over the years, I’ve observed that the more engaged I am in creating, the more engaged my students seem to be. My students help remind me that I’m an artist before I’m an art educator, and they push me to keep creating.