I focus on Abstract Expressionism. Through my art, I express a deep connection to the immigrant identity, appealing to deep feelings of connection to others while highlighting the strengths in others and the world around us.
I hope to create art that can bridge gaps, connecting us to each other, being a voice to social and environmental issues in a way that highlights hope and connection, while appealing to the things we can all relate to: music, passion, movement, the environment around us, nostalgia, compassion, joy, love.
My hope is that art can help break down the barriers of language, creed, labels and stereotypes that want to divide us.
I root for the underdog, the underrepresented, the oppressed, the poor, the common person, the right to be who each person is, the right to find a voice, immigrants everywhere, everyone out there going through life and trying to make it.
My motto is: our differences are beautiful, they make us unique, diversity is an undeniable strength to any society, there is common ground where we can all meet and art can serve as a reminder of the unique beauty in each of us, the strength found in diversity and serve as the way to get to and understand that there is also common ground — and that gives me the most joy.
- Benedict Leca, PH.D., Executive Director, Redwood Library & Athenaeum
- Norah Diedrich, Executive Director, Newport Art Museum
- Qianni Zhu, Mirken Family Postbaccalaureate Fellow in Museum Practice, Colby College Museum