Culture of which religion is a facet, generally brings people emotional comfort from conformity and familiarity. Although a pleasant experience, comfort supports stasis. My view of art and the role of the artist is, amongst other things, to perturbate the status quo and foment change in the sense of brining awareness of alternatives to thought and action.
I began my art journey at a young age drawing with and on anything that was available encouraged by aunts, uncles, parents and grandparents. I attended 5 high schools from which I received encouragement to pursue art from only 2 art teachers. I attended college/art school at Univ. of Mn. where I learned to find my vision for making art. I try to be a story-teller as an artist, to visually speak my truth to those who might listen (see). Throughout my life journey I have remained active in art production and exhibition. I have had exhibits in California, Florida, Kansas and locally.