My artwork is my mind translated in pencil, pen, marker and paint. Each stroke is a page and each work is a chapter that stems from my life. Art allows me to address thoughts and ideas as well as to explore topics that fascinate me. Through a formal vocabulary of colors, numbers, patterns and letters that hold personal significance, I seek to share a glimpse of my life and my mind with all of the ups, downs and all-arounds that stem from my experiences with bereavement, immigration, adversity, isolation, self-actualization, self-destruction, loss, time and existence. In my recent work, the imagery and messages are self-consciously comprised of, and yet obscured by, a foundation of geometric patterns. My work is inundated with hidden and obvious details, to reflect the thinking process and dialogue that occur in my mind. I employ this method to contrast the rigorous perfection of order against the unrestrained freedom and spirit of childhood that still remains.