Artist Statement

During adolescence, I was mended by masculine ideals and greatly influenced by the expectations of society. This influenced acts of violence and negligence, caused issues with self love, and negatively impacted how i treated others at a young age. I saw this ever so often with friends and family and this has inclined me to explore the males false sense of identity, use of violence, and insecurities that arise from both, our upbringing and surrounding members of society. Often times, the male is viewed and thought to feel both powerful and invulnerable, while in reality our own sense of falsehood and molded identity masks our insecurities. I am in no way asking for sympathy, but rather unveiling the male’s true identity. I am showing that in chaos we are just as vulnerable and just as weak.