Blue Pencils | Artist Statement
Blue Pencils is an autobiographical series concerning my early consciousness of mortality.
By definition, “mortality” is the state of being susceptible to death. Any sensible adult understands that death is destined at the instant of one’s first breath; however, as a child I couldn't possibly comprehend such a notion.
With endless passion for verve and spirit, I create photographs that intertwine delicate and intangible elements of my memory as a means to communicate the loss of a young friend and the realization of my father’s work as a mortician.
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." —John F. Kennedy
Paper | Artist Statement
I have focused on exploring and creating visual perception in my work. Merging my artistic visualization with abstract interpretation, allows a distinct examination of light and space. With these concepts in mind, I offer my audience an inimitable view of something that may have once gone unnoticed—an interpretation that is vague or unanswerable, thereby creating puzzlement, uncertainty, or ambiguity.