I believe in living for today and taking advantage of the opportunities currently in front of me. At the same time, I desire to maintain the perspective that we live to prepare for eternity.
I desire to constantly learn, and daily challenge myself intellectually, socially and spiritually. I believe that we must do this in community and with one another, and that much of our learning can come from those around us.
For the most part, I find that my art and design projects are inspired by the beliefs and life desires I have mentioned above. Concerning aesthetics and beauty, I find that beauty frequently is found in the bitter or commonplace things of life. I love grapefruits, green bananas and black coffee, because the feeling of bitterness reminds me of how alive I am. We survive this life because things that are perceived to be difficult and bitter can be made elegant and beautiful.
We are created in the image of a creative God, and I believe creativity empowers and unleashes abilities in people. I believe that by developing creativity in others, we are able to then empower them to make a difference in their communities. Internationally speaking, I believe this is an extremely effective way to reach the unreached and love the unloved.
I hope to one day incorporate these things I believe in to ultimately be the hands and feet that love the unloved and reach the unreached. I dream to develop creativity in others so that they can then use that creativity to make a difference in their communities.