These works stem from my personal experiences with migration and searching for freedom and truth through migration. I have tried to capture the very essence of these experiences through the use of paper airplanes in my paintings. I use images of paper planes as a metaphor that expresses ideas about freedom and movement without social or cultural limitations.
After working with paper airplanes, I began to explore a larger interpretation of flight, one that incorporates ideas of loss, journey and discovery. My work has evolved into abstract imagery that begins with crumpled papers. Paper discarded, meant to be forgotten. What do these pages contain? Poems, perhaps? Artistic renderings? Love letters never delivered? What truths exist in these crumpled forms? These are the questions I was asking in my Abstract paintings.