I think because I'm not tied down to one practice I feel constantly inspired. Kind of similar to having too much coffee - anything is possible. The worse part is when I hit a wall and lose focus. Like right now, I really need a vacation.
When did you make the decision to focus on painting solely?
I made the decision to work for myself about a year ago. As much as I love painting, I think I will always work on different projects unrelated to the art world. I need it to feel inspired. The idea of being stuck in a studio painting for the rest of my life is not appealing to me.
For jewelry, what is your most sentimental piece?
A necklace my uncle made me out of some type of Chinese red and brown wood that I don't know the name of.
What's your favorite body part? Your work deals a lot with position of body.
On me or in general? I like hands. My own hands and other peoples hands. When it comes to men I think that's the part I'm the most picky about. Which doesn't make any sense because my hands are often covered in paint.
It was a very sad, but also beautiful trip. I went because my young cousin past away. I spent over two weeks reconnecting with my relatives. That's when my uncle made me my necklace. I wear it every day.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates.
Yayoi Kusama. I admire her so much.
Machu Picchu. Who's taking me?
Photography by Camila Falquez Interview and Styling by Cassi Gibson