Metal is such a versatile material to work with. I can use heat, pressure, or even a simple hammer to coax metals into almost any shape. The sense of pleasure and accomplishment I get from finishing one of my sculptures is immeasurable; the burnt fingertips, the perpetually dirty hands, cuts and bruises, all culminating in these final pieces of art. The artistic objective of my work is to expose injustice, but my inspiration comes from many facets of my life, cultural experiences, and travels. My earlier works draw from an interest in Asian culture and its architectural aesthetic embodying peace and tranquility. Today, my sculptures reflect the disparate, thought-provoking combination of calm and tragedy, silence and despair.