My practice is guided by the philosophical concepts of multiplicity and the rhizome advanced by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in their seminal book, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia. The symbol of rootlessness is an interplay between sign systems that produce new variation[s], expansion[s], conquest[s], [and] offshoots. My work is about collapsing categories and challenging them. I take references from everything around me that includes my family history, my surroundings, my friends, their experiences and histories, my travels, films, mythologies, pop culture...boundaries are fluid. Through portraiture, whether it be photography or sculpture, my goal is to create new narratives with regional and global ideologies that come together to form new ones. There is no fixed identity or place to speak of or reference to...it's an open-ended destination.