What do you want viewers to consider as they explore your work?
I don’t have a particular intention, but I think if someone were to respond to something, I like the idea that my particular use of material still challenges my own dialogue with painting.
What was the most important thing you learned in art school?
At some point I realized that it’s important to recognize when you feel comfortable so that you can challenge yourself and discover how to evolve from what you’re doing.
What inspires you?
I’m constantly channeling my relationship to memory and how I can just translate that to my art.
What’s the hardest thing about being a visual artist?
The challenges that take place to make your ideas concrete and finding confidence that the translation is the right one.
How do you recharge your creativity?
By exploring, stepping out of my comfort zone, and reaching out both to things that I don’t know so well, and things that are interesting to me.
What advice would you have for young professionals who want to be more creative?
Don’t be scared of going further than your own expectations.
What gives you hope?
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