Memory in my work operates as a reflection on personal history. Distorting scale and skewing perspective are tools I use to recall and reinterpret this history. Currently, I am following a line of curiosity that leads to better understanding my hyphenated cultural background. In a constant state of alienation and otherness, I use humor as a device to transcend embarrassing and awkward misunderstandings. And by grouping figures and objects in my paintings, the fulfillment of belonging and closeness – both physical and other – is possible.