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I moved to the L.A. area from Florence, Italy in 2016. It was my first time not only being in the U.S. for more than a week, but seeing and experiencing the West Coast.
Painting helps me process and come to terms with stuff. I think of these paintings as psychic explorations of experiences I've had adjusting to the people and places of California, mostly Southern California. It's my effort to comprehend and locate myself in my new home, filtered through immigrant eyes and my usual artist's thin skin.