Guyiirass series on paper, Newburgh, NY, 2022
I like recycling my own art materials and medium into another piece of art.
When I cut tapes or paper, I tend to keep the extra parts or the bad pieces I won't' use for another creation.
This creative process goes beyond the conventional recycling of materials by creating artworks that exceed the cultural and social value of the original product.
To me, recycling is an essential action in my artistic research. I noticed that two main approaches have emerged within this area: downcycling art and upcycling art.
As I always keep and transform my own waste from my art materials, I tend to find unexpected associations of matters.