When I first began my college life at Illinois State University, I was strictly a black and white figurative artist. I dabbled with other media but was consistent with my love for drawing the human figure. However, more recently I have began to take an interest in other ways of expressing ideas and emotion. I began dabbling into abstraction and I use my own experiences as inspiration for my artwork. I have noticed a reoccuring trend of juxtaposition; however, I do not limit myself to a specific style. Instead I use whatever means I feel necessary for the work to express the idea.