Joy, darkness, and pain—
every emotion experienced
seeps into my art
As a graphic designer and creative professional for over three decades,
I’m familiar with how power and empathy can break through the canvas.
The weight of visual storytelling hadn’t hit home in regard to my own work
until letting erupt freely was the only option. This was the hardest year we’ve all
faced. Reflecting on recent environmental and societal experiences is a necessity.
Joy, darkness, and pain— every emotion experienced seeps into my art
in hopes of inspiring others to persevere. In this vein, fine
art is therapeutic expression with purpose and agency.
As the riots and protests passed by my building, knowing any approval
from an industry known for systematically excluding Black and
Brown artists wouldn’t come easily, I kept my head down and worked.
The result was tangible evidence of transformation. The initial body
of work you see here is ten months of passion and labor.