There is a common thread that binds us together whether one realizes it or not. I believe we have the ability to unlock its full potential, despite of the complexity of the issues, by incessantly finding ways to mend our differences. Consequently, I have been using most of my paintings as a means to keep the dialogue alive on matters that continue to weaken that thread. They also allow me to chronicle these specific moments at a time when the dissemination of the news becomes more polarized. Through my work, I hope to create this personal space where individuals can be engaged in a way that opens up their mind to an unfiltered world where they are compelled to pause and deeply reflect on the subject matter during the viewing and beyond.