About two years ago, I found myself being lost. I wanted to find myself and figure out what it was I believed in. I started researching different beliefs and religions to tried to find my own way because religion was never heavy in my family while I was growing up. I found myself in a deep depression battling the different ways of the worlds and which way was really the right way. I felt as if I could not be completely happy until I was settled within my mind and at peace with myself. I talked to many people who believed in different things and different ways and learned that everyone has their own way and regardless of what their way was that was the way that brought them a sense of life and happiness. I never knock anyones religion and I do believe that everyone has to and should find their own way without being influenced by anyone. Ultimately, I found my way and my way was being one with the world, one with the universe, and one with nature. I found that I can be spiritual without being religious and this brought me true happiness. I began to appreciate the small things, like a tree growing from the ground and how its roots are buried down into the earth’s ground, being apart of Earth and being one with Earth. This is exactly how I saw myself. Regardless of anyone’s way, I wanted to share this with the world and by doing so it became a theme I expressed in my art. I took my journey and made it into my art. These are the artworks I made throughout my journey:
These were all made from printmaking medias. Most of them are relief print lino cuts. For those that don’t know the process i carved my image out of a block of linoleum, inked my linoleum plate and hand rolled it through a press to a piece of paper. Some are also screen prints. These you may be familiar to it being the common way to print graphics to T-Shirts.