"Curiosity has driven me to learn about the world through travels. I share the discovered essence in my atmosphere-capturing paintings, which are now taking an expressionistic turn."
"Let's Not Go Back to Cambodia" is a series started in 2013 after a journey through local pockets of Cambodia. After years of research and preparation, the focus of the visit was to get down to the core of how the Khmer population is handling the aftermath of the genocide. Upon my return home I wrestled the idea of personal identity and responsibility as an artist to bring awareness to the current situation in an undeveloped country that went through a recent trauma."
"During the creation process I isolate myself at my studio with my impressions and memories of my visit to Cambodia. I distort my facial features with face paint and put myself mentally in the shoes of one of the survivors I got to meet. Exploration of color, composition and brush stroke energy follow in a form of an oversized self portrait to convey isolated, solemn, bitter emotion of survivors."