Common Ground

  Have you ever met a stranger and you struggle to come up with meaningful conversation? The awkward silence and pending social catastrophe can be too much to bear. Will they like me? Will I say something silly? Does my breath smell ok? Yes, I know I am being...

Heavy Love

  No doubt we are living in tense and turbulent times. Whether on the side of ignorance or advocacy, our current social climate is a storm few are ready to trek into. What do I say? What do I do? Who do I talk to about what I’m feeling? No matter how well...

Your Light Has Come

    As a child I was incredibly afraid of the dark. There wasn’t a thing you could say to me that would subside that fear. I can recount many nights where sleep was scarce, and the “night” time crawled by at a glacial pace. I dreaded...

Let’s Talk About Racism

One of my favorite color combinations is black and white. The reason I love it is because of the stark and peculiar contrast. When either color is surrounded by the other it becomes more vibrant and its particular color qualities are more prevalent. To an artist,...

Hope Lives

Truth be told, sometimes things don’t change for the better as fast as I would like. It seems as if my emotions trick me into believing that the God I claim to have faith in isn’t really going to come through for me. If I’m not careful, that dejection, that emotional...