My work is rooted in social issues. I create paintings, installations, and artists’ books that explore politics, economy, environment and social justice issues. As an immigrant I see the world around me from an outsider’s perspective, an observer peering in, fitting neither this world nor the one I was born into. We need new pathways and visions to allow us to breathe and find a way to move forward in our troubled and beautiful world. That’s what I strive for in my work, melding the daily troubles both far and near, with the absolute joy of welcoming the new day so full of possibilities with open eyes and heart.