Artist Statement: I am constantly painting over old and new works of mine, never fully satisfied, never able to truly decide on a final form. This process reflects my stream of consciousness, the continuous flow of thoughts, opinions, and emotions running through my mind.
Within the context of my thesis work, I speak about my ambivalence towards the desire to be seen as beautiful and to fit into a mould versus not wanting to conform to oppressive and narrow standards of beauty. By painting self-portraits and using pentimento, I want to express my indecisiveness; do I want to conform to standards of beauty, or do I want nonconformity? Just like the final form of my work, I may never know the answer.