Today's mark in history is quite unusual, distinctively caught in the excitement of one of those transition periods where no one knows what is up ahead. It’s clear that the future is grim. The technology is advanced and yet everything around us remains stagnant. The digital world has made the real world smaller: we are all mutually connected by pixelated strings despite the distance of our social circles. Digital identities exist on platforms which act as a catalyst for communication. A relay of language, character, and of privacy despite the overwhelming dread of surveillance. Nothing is certain, there are more questions than answers and the animosity of terror suffocates the youth. My art is about something else and all these things. My projects lately, have been a limited balance of feeling to create and intellectualizing to make. To reveal or to express. To expose or to address. What I am dedicated to understanding is the power of words told to me (and us) by local governments, corporations. Specifically, challenging their authenticity against mine. Using their devices of public announcement and advertisement as a tool, as surface, as material for my own interpretations and announcements. I feel what I find on the street is mine, I have been born and raised here. I wish to reclaim my identity by repurposing these items. With video, photography, illustration and all the gray areas in between and away from those mediums, I am considering my self within the context of this societal framework. From a social perspective, a sexual perspective, a racial perspective, a genetic perspective, an existential perspective, and an emotionally conscious perspective. A 20-year old boy living in Brooklyn, New York. Conceived in Sunset Park, born in New York Hospital. Schooled and raised within the lower Manhattan school district, watching the one world trade center (refusing to call it the “freedom tower”) slowly grow old. Seduced and lost in distant fantasies of a moment that's never this one, except for when its good. Skin, flavors, suns, the earth's core, magic, skepticism, apathy, indifference, romance, hope, challenge, change, revolution, blood, sex and water.