My art is inspired by memory and identity, in that it seeks to preserve scenes from my past to keep them for the future. Because memories become blurred and dream-like over time, I reference surrealism in many of my paintings, and I like to juxtapose what’s more clear or real, and what’s “fake” or simply undefinable. Many of my paintings are self-portraits, although I love painting faces in general and think they’re the most important part of a piece, because they’re its source of life. Through self-portraiture, I’ve been able to document my growing and changing outward as well as inward identity.