I believe painting and art as a whole should function as an instrument that challenges popular culture, inspires creativity, and provokes discourse. I also believe in art as the pursuit of quality. Art requires you to get your hands dirty and work. For these reasons, I treat art as nothing less than a historical process. My work always encompasses more than imagery or aesthetics. Blending the past, contemporary events, and multiple voices my art juxtaposes street art with traditional painting styles. In subject and form, I remain concerned with landscape, line, calligraphy, abstraction, and expressionism. This work is my sweat, it is my life’s work, my challenges, and passions.This is an embodiment of energy and effort - just as a book is much more than its cover. These pieces express why I roll my sleeves up every morning.