Artist Statement

My work combines animal ethology and human psychologyby attributing human characteristics and behaviors to anthropomorphize historical art works.Symbolically and metaphorically animals project my self-awareness. Sincechildhood, my motivation for artmaking has been connected with my love foranimals. By creating these detailed storytelling images, I invite my audience tolook deeper, to contemplate and connect with my emotions. Anthropomorphizingthe subjects highlights how much animals and humans have in common.

I employed a variety of techniques andstyles to expand my artistic practice, and to fully reference the historicalworks. I present eachcharacter in my painting with different concepts in a fun and humorous way, asI want viewers to imagine the story behind my paintings and interpret the storythrough their personal perspective.  

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