Artist. Masters of theological studies – with a focus in History of Christianity. My art is a response to historical atrocities – both in the church and in the secular world – which I often encounter in my studies. I find that, when learning about violence and brutality committed against the bodies of marginalized people, the feelings of utter loss, anger, confusion, and helplessness cannot be adequately expressed through language. I turn to painting as a way to process, engage with and respond to what I’ve learned. I am also interested in the subject of representation and memorialization of victims of historical atrocities. In my art, I explore the meaning and effect of representation, as well as the extent of our responsibility to imagine what had taken place – even if that imagination ultimately fails: It is nonetheless a gesture toward knowing the truth.


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