"I look for subtlety. Being able to capture the feeling underneath a calm exterior is challenging... and that’s what I aim for — to capture personality and emotion that isn’t always outwardly expressed."
"Looking back, it’s easier to see the moments that were crystallizing for me.... One friend asked me what I was going to do, and I said, 'I don’t know, but I know I want to make a difference.'"
"I have the opportunity to spotlight Black artisans and makers through my work... You can’t help what you don’t know, but I can change that."
"In my family, there were a lot of artists, artisans, and art lovers. So, it’s always been a part of who I am... I knew I wanted to be a part of connecting art and community."
"I’ve always felt that we all are deserving of great love. It might not look how you or someone else imagined or it might take a long time to find. Sometimes, it might not be the first time. But I really do believe there’s a fairytale for everyone. My work is about telling those stories."