Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelins -David Siqueiros
Trying to communicate a feeling or a thought with a painting can be difficult or almost impossible for an artist, if the artist is not clear or genuine about what it is that they are trying to achieve through their art, regardless of the chosen medium. Through my paintings I strive to communicate the ways i manage to survive as an immigrant and how we are treated all over the world . The constant obstacles that an immigrant experiences every day is a primary subject of my art and why I paint, the chaos, the uncertainty and the confusion make the type of work i create more humane and empathetic to other people struggles.
Whenever I see Paul Horiuchi’s mural in Seattle I experience feelings of hope, anxiety, and excitement hoping that one day our people will be recognized. Anxiety about what that future looks like, excitement to create and to know more artists like myself who are going through the similar experiences and create work for peace and equity . I want to send a strong message that will make people talk about the issue It is my hope that my art work and visual art will make people think about immigration and that immigration is natural.