At first glance, my work has a vibrant whimsical exterior. Digging deeper into the work, my pieces have a dark depressive undertone. My sustained investigation is about my physical self, my mental self or both. All my life I’ve struggled with intense anxiety. I try to overpower my angst and insecurities with boldness and extraversion. My work embodies how my mind operates. The vibrant colors are a diversion from the darker meanings of my work. They hide the reality that these characters are flawed and struggling. My characters have broad shoulders, bad posture and a slightly bent neck. Just like I do. My work poses the question “Who am I and how does that differ from how I present myself?”