I am the caretaker for my mother, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis nearing over 35 years. I am the third child out of four.  My mother calls me her “Medicine” and the rest of my family calls me “Sunshine.” My artwork originated as a mechanism to cope with her chronic progressive disease.

Throughout art school, I obsessively created with my mother embedded as the subject; perpetually meditating on how one’s human condition can be portrayed visually. Relentless hours spent documenting her gestures transformed my practice into an intimate narrative that alludes to an inextricably dark and humorous past–a repertoire that is evolving into my own personal mythology.

An interdisciplinary context is slowly constructing my visual language. I work in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. 

Each piece functions as a glimpse into my stream of consciousness, a tangential view of an inner life bound by the meaning of memory, language, and relationships. I scour my family archives for images to dissect. Eventually drifting into my iPhone camera roll or online archives to incorporate similarly stimulating imagery and text.

My studio practice is  a reflection of responsibility through inheritance. I’m drawn to keepsakes, all of your mementos gathered from the past. It is the sentiment within the creation, or reverance in recreation, of a memory that piques my interest.