As a studio artist, I draw upon life experiences, power relationships, culture, boundaries, mysticism and spirituality. I explore the way in which social stigmatization is internalized, inhibiting the ability to see ones abundant beauty and uses the human biology to reveal the inherent splendor within each and every one of us. I am dedicated to recognizing and responding to suffering. My works expose the damage caused by family violence, incarceration and systematic marginalization. My work delves deeply into those struggles normally hidden from view. I invite you to see where many turn a blind eye.