"When I create, I embark on a journey of self-reflection. Each painting begins with a question, and through exploration, grows into a narrative; an abstraction of an aspect of life where the materials, colors, and textures become phrases and chapters describing the journey, not just the ending."I was born in Indonesia and grew up exploring the crowded city of Jakarta, the backwoods of Java island, and later the contrastingly fresh air of Seattle. As a teenager, Salvador Dalí, Mr. Tino Sidin (an Indonesian artist cartoonist), and many design publications from around the world inspired my initial art-making.My mixed media work is a lifelong study in finding my authentic voice. A continuation of learning and responding to my emotions that are calling out to be expressed and interpreted. Embracing the power of paradoxical beauty in all that I do. They are searching for context and creating an underlying story. Embracing tension such as dark and light, the raw and refined, the thick and thin. Multiple layers of materials reveal a journey of discovery. The many life cycles, transformation, and evolution allowing you the viewer to connect with your own inner voice.