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My artwork incorporates dilemmas of the psyche. Working with a Mental Illness myself, it makes sense for the viewer to see these fueled conflicts composed and various materials and techniques chosen. Child-like, candy-coated plays with visual language occur frequently in each piece. The images are re-appropriated and form compositions that take on adult themes and psychological stories. The artwork tends to be about indulgence, an appetite for multiple associations. It embraces the paradoxical, like when emotional life takes on a new skin and becomes concrete. I strive to have my viewer question the correspondence between narratives and their own emotional associations within the artwork.