Honorable Mention

The inclination of adhering to personal recollections of objects and subjects, as well as documenting them for holistic insights, had roots early in my life. The primary concern of my arts is to reconstruct life through ontemplation of memories gathered along my formative journey. I seek to construct an "alternative history" for several individuals I have encountered.
Instead of cosmetically and superficially sketching what is physically conspicuous, I wish to unveil the less apparent underpinnings as these individual lives unfold.
By reinventing an "alternative history" for each of my acquaintances, I have attempted to provide the viewer with different ways of seeing and apprehending.
Comparison and symbolism are two essential ingredients in my work. Diptychs and triptychs serve to contrast and integrate emotional and intellectual responses to personal encounters. In the Individual spaces and Individual faces, I try to emphasize how I perceive and remember each blessed individual in my life.