The final image for project 1 and artist statement:
My drawings, paintings, and most recently digital art images often bring to life the emotions of my own past, present, and hopes for the future. Each piece I create is focused on a certain event or thought and the feelings experienced from it. My emotions felt during times of hardship as well as the joyous moments are often portrayed through symbolic imagery and abstract narratives. The art is highly personal to my life and my thoughts. The creative process has become an outlet for processing my internal thinking and making sense of my emotions. In a way, it is a form of self discovery because as a work develops so does my understanding of why I'm creating a specific piece. The time and patience allowed in the creative process helps me to realize and organize the mess of thoughts and emotions I experience. My most recent work of art is a digital image on the concept of desire. It includes scanned images from my life as well as digital paint work. While it speaks of a seemingly simple and current wanting in my life, there is a much deeper emotion of desire that is actually causing it.