"I aspire to create art that is both beautiful and intriguing, unlike anything that I have ever seen. I have always been intrigued with how light sources interact with human subjects, and my work uses that concept to take traditional portraits to a new level.
I choose various utensils to create the desired expression of a piece. Different lighting tools have completely unique textures that create different tones and emotions. Color has a large impact on the feeling of a piece. The mix of colors and textures of light come together with the subject to capture a feeling of emotion with a visual impact.
My work is a dynamic and abstract take on the traditional portrait. What started as an experiment with a cell phone light has become a complex visual experience- mixing color and textures. As both a visual and performing artist, movement is a big influence on the overall feeling of a piece of my art. I am exploring human vulnerability and emotion by visualizing intangible aspects of human nature with light. I am challenging the traditional portrait by attempting to more accurately capture honesty and self expression in a way that cannot normally be expressed in photography. "