My approach to painting is an equally intimate and physically consuming process of making, though the work itself can be seemingly bare and minimalist. I am fascinated by the materiality and properties of paint—its manipulation with outside influences, or lack thereof, within a work. The content of my artwork— abstracted bleeds, clots, rings, cracks, and rippling waveforms—aim to recall relationships between bodies, biology, and race. I am particularly interested in phenomena such as natural reactions, the reproductive cycle, and the parts of genetic make-up that are not always easily seen. My works tend toward having a corporeal aura, free from artificiality in both color and form.