...Drenched in color, inspired by experience, shaped by emotion, my art has always been the language of my thoughts. The lights, the darks, the depth, the layers that come from exploring textures and colors, they say more about how I feel, about who I am, than words ever could. My intention as an artist is to document and to bring awareness of the social and cultural realities that are patent in our world today. The starting points are the photographs that I take, images of people and places. I photograph them aiming to capture their spirit, their beat, their struggle, the reality and uniqueness of their lives and their environment. The photographs are then printed on canvas and by utilizing many layers of paint, textiles and papers I weaved many symbols the realities that are not pleasant to accept, or transcribing facts that otherwise disappeared. This allows me to add perceptions at the scene: the uniqueness, emotions and contradictions that I felt, thus conveying the fullness of the intended message. Underlying this work are the unexpected joys that arise from transformation: extracting and magnifying uniqueness while creating something altogether new.