“I hope to focus on the positive aspects of life”
Tell us about your art work.
I spent two years abroad and traveled throughout 31 countries. I take photos in hopes of conveying the message that the world is not as frightening a place we may imagined. Instead, it is full of humanity, compassion and awe-inspiring sights - a kaleidoscope of beauty.
Who or what has been your greatest inspiration?
My mother for fighting breast cancer, my father for always supporting me, and my sister for teaching me how to stand on my own two feet.
In which direction do you plan for your work in the future?
I hope to focus on the positive aspects of life, because we seem to focus too often on the negatives. I want people to relate to my work and feel more optimistic after seeing it.
What advice do you have for New Yorkers considering apartment appropriate art?
Take chances! What does the word 'appropriate' even mean these days? I believe people gravitate to art that symbolizes their lives, which is different for each individual.
Favorite City? Edinburgh, Scotland
Travel Destination? I adore Iceland!
Hotel? The host family I stayed with in Africa. That beats any hotel.
Restaurant? Bamboo Cafe in Naples, Florida
Museum or gallery? Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
Film? Lars and the Real Girl
Book? Conversations with God, Ghost Soldiers
Cause(s) closest to your heart? The Polaris Project - to combat human trafficking. The National Breast Cancer Foundation - because no woman should have to go through this.
Artist? Salvador Dali
Bar? Cornelia Street Cafe, in NYC
Shop? Any thrift store
Top 3 songs? 'To Build a Home' by Cinematic Orchestra, 'Hoppipolla' by Sigur Ros, 'High Dive' by Little Beirut. I'm also a fan of The Young Things, a local NYC band.