I grew up in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City and am now based in Philadelphia. Here, most of the work I do takes place in a communal space above the Italian Market. I have been making work born from an impulse to respond to, provide comic relief from, and implicate the psychological horrors and hopes of the moment. I mimic, imagine, and compare in these images. My hunch at connection between disparate bodies arises from the certain loneliness of the individual. Rather than an antidote to our separateness from each other, making becomes a way to explicitly consider a lonely state of being amidst shared perceptions of our surroundings, supported by real and idealized experiences. I find few activities more bewildering, funny and revealing than starting with a raw material in order to deal with the underlying content of an emotional experience.