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  • Elements

    Elements is a series of paintings on canvas that subtly reflects on the complexity of existence. Hidden within these paintings are figures and symbols—elements—each to be discovered and interpreted by the observer. Alternating between those aspects of ourselves that are difficult to define or too painful to confront, and those that are more clearly identified, I hope to reflect the notion that our attempt to achieve balance is what shapes our lives.

    Echoing other Abstract Expressionists, this new series calls to the viewer to stay a while and allow the details of the work to emerge.

  • Trafficking

    In Créole, Restavek means "to stay with." Its true meaning is deeper and darker.

    When parents in Haïti find they cannot afford to take care of their children, they often look for someone better off for them “to stay with.” In the hope that they will be cared for, fed, and educated, these innocents instead become locked into an inescapable nightmare. Usually female, they become de facto slaves working 24/7 as maids, cooks, babysitters, and sometimes concubines.

    Human trafficking exists throughout the world, including the US, often hidden in plain sight. I want my paintings to be educational and motivational. I hope these haunting images will bring this social issue out of the shadows, and invoke rage and action.

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  • Elements

    Elements is a series of paintings on canvas that subtly reflects on the complexity of existence. Hidden within these paintings are figures and symbols—elements—each to be discovered and interpreted by the observer. Alternating between those aspects of ourselves that are difficult to define or too painful to confront, and those that are more clearly identified, I hope to reflect the notion that our attempt to achieve balance is what shapes our lives.

    Echoing other Abstract Expressionists, this new series calls to the viewer to stay a while and allow the details of the work to emerge.

  • Trafficking

    In Créole, Restavek means "to stay with." Its true meaning is deeper and darker.

    When parents in Haïti find they cannot afford to take care of their children, they often look for someone better off for them “to stay with.” In the hope that they will be cared for, fed, and educated, these innocents instead become locked into an inescapable nightmare. Usually female, they become de facto slaves working 24/7 as maids, cooks, babysitters, and sometimes concubines.

    Human trafficking exists throughout the world, including the US, often hidden in plain sight. I want my paintings to be educational and motivational. I hope these haunting images will bring this social issue out of the shadows, and invoke rage and action.