As an artist, my work encapsulates a personal perspective of politics and poverty through a representational exploration in the psychological and anthropological human behaviours within impoverished communities in the United States. With the phenomenological and ethnographic methods used, I have the ability to non-judgmentally depict my subject matter. Making art from my perspective, with references to American art history and Pop culture, as well as staying current and reflective for politics, allows me to develop a personal approach and discourse on ideology. With my work, I’m able to turn politics into aesthetics. The narratives created through drawing and painting allow art to act as a space for progressive discussions. What I have concluded through research and personal experiences with the communities that I study is that governments release primitive forces in human beings. With my body of work, there is more of a concern with the investigation, rather than the end result. I am also able to understand how others may live as an effect of perpetuated greed, gluttony, corruption, jealousy and hate.