As an artist, I don’t shy away from the term play in my works. I like to play with all sorts of different ways to present a subject. I lean into illustrations as a way to express myself more freely. I use a lot of people in my work. I like to see how the people I use in any of my works can convey the message. Creating multiple iterations of works is also something I greatly enjoy doing. It thrills me to see the different messages you could convey with just a little change. Playing with color is also one of my favorite things to do in my pieces, seeing what works well with and what can create a beautiful contrast with my subject. I try to have as much fun as possible with whatever I’m creating. Why make something if you’re not going to have fun with it!