My work is the exploration and manipulation of materials as I explore how to effectively link content to expressive form and color. I aim to channel specific emotions associated with my response to Western consumer and diet culture using the formal aspects of painting as a vehicle to inform the viewer.
My driving force as an artist stems from my experiences growing up in Orange County California with an eating disorder. This was cultivated through cultural and social pressures early in my life to be thin and therefore beautiful. As I continue to fight this and learn about the factors that lead us to these conclusions, I aim to create works that respond to my experiences and research regarding nutrition. I am currently focusing on our food industry in America and the effects of ignorance concerning dieting, consumer culture, and agricultural sustainability.