A continuing source of inspiration for me has been using a pen and image manipulation to relieve a lot of silent anxiety I have felt about love. While I don’t practice political activism, active social spirituality in a church nor someone who suffered hardcore social injustice, Love is very topical for me. Art has been the only thing I can have total control over. While I can not force things to go exactly as i’d like in a relationship or change my lost interactions with a deceased loved one, I can channel the anxiety into an artistic expression. These pieces have flowers, poems, dogs, jesters and deconstruction all at once just like love.