Acrylic on canvas.
My paintings and sculptures are part of my larger desire to help people become aware of their identities and their environment as fully as possible.
“Identity” is how we perceive, regard and express ourselves, an enduring and continuous sense of who we are. I use the plural “identities” to emphasize that our identity is fluid and shifts throughout our lives, including how we aspire to be.
For those of us living far from our places of origin, creating colorful expressions of art helps preserve our personal and cultural identities, while maintaining a bond to the lives we knew. It lets us explore, decide, declare, express, experience and question ideas about our identities over time.