Artist's Statement

In my artwork, I have always explored the idea of visually representing my memories. No matter how much time passes, I still feel a deep personal connection to these memories and have had difficulty separating from them over the years. I constantly struggle with change, hesitant to accept that a period of my life has ended and a new beginning has come. As we move on, pieces of our experiences start to blur together, while other small parts stand out. I have been particularly interested in how sceneries and specific details from certain environments can hold a multitude of memories. I fight a battle everyday as I struggle to hold on to my past and often find myself rummaging through old photos and illustrating the details that strike me the most. The drawings are never photo realistic, rather the image I create becomes a transformation of my present mood, as well as a blurry representation of the memory in my mind.

Photo by Vincent Alongi