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artist's statement

The power to bring people and ideas together across difference fuels my love of art. I am collaborative artist; in my practice I am aware that everything I create comes from my relationships and interactions with the world around me. My recent work has been collaborative in a more literal sense, based in community projects and storytelling. These works have taken shape in painting, drawing, and mixed media pieces.

In addition I continue to work independently as a clay artist, creating functional and sculptural objects inspired by the communities, I am part of or that I interact with. The intersection of fine art and craft, and the role of art in everyday life influences my art making. I see art as a process and a product that facilitates the shaping of individual and collective identities.