My artwork expresses my views and values on issues that I have personally witnessed or experienced, such as peer pressure, issues with body image, and impacts on the environment. I love to explore the human form, because there is a certain natural and simplistic beauty in something so complex that society today tends to take for granted. An example of that beauty might be the way that light and shadow contrast to create abstract shapes on a form. I also enjoy following my love for nature and the inspiration that it brings to my body of work. Nature is another element that society takes for granted, uses up, and is carless about the impact that they have on it. Like the body, nature has a certain natural beauty that is often overlooked or covered up; when that beauty is uncovered it is like nothing else, something that cannot be re-created.
In my work, I find myself focusing on issues of the body—how it is perceived and interpreted—asking the question, “What determines beauty, and what holds it back?” I also tend to address environmental issues, focusing on how we as humans interact and impact nature. I love capturing what I admire and treasure most, while addressing issues and interpreting them through my artistic voice. That voice allows me to express my views, values, and beliefs in a creative manner, permitting me to be able to speak out through my art. I like to create a sense of mystery in my work by allowing the viewer to interact and be captivated by each piece, placing themselves inside each of the photographs as if they could walk into the photograph, or experience what the subject is experiencing. I enjoy being able to create a scene that is universal, whether I set up a scene with no people present, or hide the faces of the subjects in the work. A majority of my work has an ambiguous subject or person present, allowing the viewer to “step into” the work of art and view it through their own eyes, experiences, and interpretations.