I'm a visual artist living in Pittsburgh, PA. Most of my work is inspired by the imagery in cartoons, especially from the late 90s. This is partially because that’s what I watched when I was growing up, but also because there were a lot of artists in that time period that got away with making cartoons with very dark undertones that were later censored for being too disturbing. The bright colors and childish imagery combined with more adult storylines is something I use in my work to talk about issues like child abuse, drug addiction, disability, and my experience as a queer trans man. I use this colorful imagery to reframe these issues in my head, and focus on the positive aspects of my experiences, while also trying to put people in my position to understand the complexity of these issues firsthand.