Social Change through Cultural Art
I recently told a friend from art school that I have been staying busy with art and volunteering. She exclaimed “that’s perfect for you!!” And continued to explain that she couldn’t see me doing one without the other. I absolutely agree with her. My art and cultural exploration are intertwined.
I am a watercolor artist and social activist. My work has been inspired by conversations with international friends and what I have seen during my time spent traveling abroad and in my own community. I find that learning about and immersing oneself in other cultures allows a greater understanding of the world that can only be experienced when worldviews meet, clash, and synchronize with each other.
There is the famous quote “you can’t hate someone whose story you know” and through my art I have been given many opportunities to learn many stories. As I pass these stories on to you I hope that you will be able to understand a bit more about a world view or a person whose story you didn’t previously know.
In addition to cultural themes my watercolors can be recognized by their bright colors, and bold textures inspired by a variety of cultures.