My work explores the complex relationship of race, culture, and history, where form and content merge. Drawing on elements of abstraction and figuration, cartooning, and cartography, I manipulate form by transforming the familiar, subverting its original meaning and connotation. Varied elements are pieced together, merging several kinds of space into a two-dimensional plane where exotic mixes and forms become indigenized. Central to my work is the concept that abstract painting can be read into. Though my means can be methodical and meticulous, I want my meanings to be freewheeling.