3. Bigger Than Your Box

"This one is about dealing with labels and stereotypes, and how we conform to them. I can say I watched too much TV as a kid and I believe the images on TV whether it was Zack Morris or Lisa Turtle from Saved By The Bell. I thought you had to fit those characters and was shocked to learn that they weren't my realities. Other than that, this painting is about us trying to live up to these images in the media and on television. We're bigger than that. There's a lot of people out there trying to hold on and fulfill images of who they think they should be. I wanted to break out of the small mindedness that constantly consumes us."