I don't seek out a common theme or string to hold my art together. I am still finding my voice as an artist, as well as finding my own voice in the world. My work focuses on myself as an individual as well as an artist. Art doesn't always form into the image in my brain, so it's focused mainly on improvisation, and "winging it" when it comes to technique and theories. As a performer I was always taught to follow an impulse, whatever it may be. Once that impulse was done, you had to make it work. My art is very reflective of this. When working on a piece I find myself asking, "What happens if I do this?". Before the question is done, the act is done. Than I work my way back and force the impulse to make sense within the image.
I originally turned to art when my best friend passed away. It was a means to reconnect with myself, and piece together the hole that had formed in my heart. I was never good with expressing emotions through words, so I had to find a way to release the emotions that encompassed me. She's always making a cameo appearance in my work, through specific strokes, or images within the pieces. It's my way of remembering and carrying her with me always. I would not be the indivdual I am without her, and she will be forever remembered.