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I have always found inspiration in religious iconography, fictional stories, video games, and my natural surroundings. Growing up, I was often told that I lived in my own little world—and now, I am eager to share that world of mine with others. The characters I create, while imbued with their own individual traits, also serve as a mirror or extension of myself and my own tribulations. Making these creatures is a therapeutic practice for me; forming their stories and putting pen to paper has always been calming, even if the subject matter is not. In a way, as I create these narratives with these characters and tackle certain themes, I am able to process—or even relieve myself of—the thoughts and feelings I am holding onto in that moment. I hope to convey those feelings with my illustrations, and develop them further with each new work.