I have learned to see rather than look. In a time where information is readily available at my fingertips, I am reminded of how easily inspiration can be obtained. At the same time, I am also reminded of the distractions that bring our attention to something else, taking us away from that ability to connect with and find truth. My previous photographic work has focused on bringing political and controversial issues directly into view, speaking to the mistreatment and injustices towards people of color, women and homosexuals. Shifting my attention to the dismantling of dominant power structures my current photographs recreate traditional images by such as Caravaggio, Velazquez, and Fuseli. In replacing the archetypal male subject with a woman, the audience is allured with sublime beauty, accepting the shift of strength and power and in the process learning how to see rather than look.