I believe that artistry is best achieved when connecting memory and imagination to reality. Regardless of where I place emphasis in my work, these three elements are essential to my visual narratives and when combined, show the truest version of myself. My creativity is simply a vehicle for making these narratives come together. As an artist and a visual storyteller, my work is a reflection of the most prominent and thematic experiences I encounter. Whether it be realism or abstraction, a drawing or painting, --my ultimate goal is to captivate the viewer and lead them through my story by way of their own natural thought process. My story is my own, and while communicating my reality through my work is important, I encourage the viewer to reflect on their own personal experience and passions when engaging with my own.