I have currently been focusing on painting portraits. I explore the nature of the human condition as portrayed by the human face. I believe a face can portray meaning and evoke many layers of emotion. In the poem, “To a Student,” I believe the author is positing that poems are answers we didn’t even know we needed or perhaps roadways to answers in our lives. With my draft, I created the beginnings of a self-portrait that conveys a sense of contemplation and yearning. Feelings that I relate to when reading poetry, poems are mysteries that we figure out within ourselves. Poems can be very personal; this is why I think portraits are a wonderful medium in which to explore them. I would like to use Bay Area residents as models for my portraits.
I work full-time for a labor union as an admin assistant and I illustrate on the side. My artwork ranges from social justice to the irreverent. I have always enjoyed gettin' a little crafty. Whether it's sewing, crocheting, drawing, or painting (I'm a dabbler)... I always have a creative hobby to fill my free time (well, if "creative hobby" also includes watching trashy television).