My work as an artist explores a variety of elements from reality. I use surrealism and realism throughout my pieces to convey messages that allow viewers to think outside the box. With mediums like gouache and ink, I’m able to explore different values and create certain implied textures.
As I continue to grow as an artist, I have become comfortable drawing portraits, more specifically myself as the subject. The cycle of metamorphosis has become a staple in my pieces, and by offering a different point of view, I am able to communicate that personal growth. Throughout my sketchbook and pieces thus far, my goal is to explore the boundaries of portraits and play with proportions. With my exhibition works and the shared theme of growth, my goal is to express what it feels like to become comfortable within one’s self. This is shown through symbols of chrysalis, caterpillars, and butterflies.
My goal with my art is to make you feel something. Although not all art has to evoke something inside, I think it is essential to have a sense of connection that will resonate with viewers. Especially with my exhibition works, more in imparticular my persona piece, my goal with the viewer is to feel as if they too can come out of their “self-made shells.”
After SUNY Ulster I plan to go to a 4-year and get my bachelor's in Architecture.
My favorite classes would have to be where I feel the most creative. I have taken many art-based classes here at SUNY Ulster, and there hasn’t been one I haven’t enjoyed. If I had to choose one it would have to be Advanced Studio 1 & 2. Through these classes, I have been able to create art that I am passionate about and have constructive advice from my peers.