Im a native of Fresno. I grew up in the rural lands of Easton, Califonia, just a short drive south west of Fresno. Taking a short break from CSU Fresno yet returning in Spring 2012. The Valley is a place where agriculture at a massive scale flourishes with our minds and hearts at times very far from it. Downtown Fresno sits like an island from where I live, making an urban backdrop to the vast fields of plants and earthly green. My life long goal is to make work that serves both my own interests yet also engages my region, time, and era. Contemporary art must have a purpose, a resolve to communicate something both visceral and emphatic in these present days. Carravagio, Tapies, and Kiefer and just some of the artists I've come to enjoy for their unique and startling expressions.