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As I studied photography, I felt that the images lacked context when they were presented. This realization was key to my art practice. The sketchbook could provide context, a deeper story, and a greater interaction with the viewer.

I use sketchbooks to document my life, for fear that I may forget key moments and memories. I use it to decipher the white noise of media and pop culture. I use it to inspire my students, and as a way to connect with them on a deeper lever. I use it to figure out who I am, what I’m doing and where I’m going. I turn to my sketchbook to have a voice when it seems like no one is listening. My sketchbook is a tool to interact with the world around me and to understand the world inside me.

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