Philadelphia raised artist with a current concentration on mixed media. My style comes from a combination of a “going green/up-cycling” initiative as well as an innovative version of pop art. It’s an inspired take on pieces from Andy Warhol, Piet Mondrian, and Roy Lichtenstein to name a few. I’ve been using candy wrappers with this new body of work because there is a surprising array of color. Combined with the texture and the branding of the wrapper it creates a dimensional piece of “pop” art (pun intended). Also, it is a good way to recycle something that would normally be considered trash into something better. This technique has illustrated how one can transform trash to treasure with creative application. I would potentially like to “clean up” urban areas, using litter to construct city murals accessing the style used in my latest work. Such an endeavor would be best actualized as a community produced project with the help of schools, out reach programs and other nonprofit organizations so that future generations begin to reconstruct the way artists look at mediums.