This series continued my interest in exploring political themes. Politics for Children meditated on the ongoing frustrations that many Americans were facing amidst tough economic times. By using bright colors and childlike scribbles, my goal was to mock the volatile behavior of governments, both national and abroad.

 The process of applying the paint is autonomous and records the anxiety and confusion as to how to handle present day challenges. The tar serves as the perfect tool of expression; being something hard to manipulate and impossible to erase.


This was a project of abstract, experimental works on paper exploring human interactions and linguistic tendencies. The paint is applied with uncommon painting techniques such as plexiglass or transparency paper, which reflects on the way many human interactions are often conducted - through a protective veil where only fragments of the truth are uncovered.



My works in the series was to not portray a bias to either side, but instead sought to identify with the innocent civilians that are losing their lives in the crossfire everyday. These men, women and children are losing their loved ones, their homes, and often their lives in an unusually brutal war that has faded from the public's attention. My series of 7 paintings seeks to not necessarily bring the fighting back to the American consciousness, but to inspire a dialogue within the viewer about what it would be like to be living in Syria at the moment of the tragedy. My hope is to engulf the viewer into the psychological tragedies these people face by using visceral textures such as tar, caulk and trash.