"Symbolism is a major part of my work. The tattoos play the part of filling the space with stories, marks of the human tale. They also show the beliefs, fears and maybe even their standing in that tribal community."
"We’re all either our own island and we search for solitude or we look for enlightenment or belonging – where we feel we “should” be in a world of multiculturalism. You can live anywhere in the world, but you have to find a sense of identity."
"Today's children are typically not allowed such innocence. By transforming old into new and weaving sweet with unsavoury, the satiric manipulations are sugar-coated in a classic style to make a slightly exaggerated reality easy to swallow."
"Art has a lineage where one artist is influenced by another artist or art movement. I have scooped up as many as possible and thrown them back into the pot, with the help of new technology to provide a fresh spin."