My artwork is an exploration of subject matters that I have personal connections with. Parallel universes, nostalgia and childhood recollections are themes that I am currently examining together and apart as their own entity. In exploring them together, I am interested in how each element can create a familiar sense of belonging.
Creating art by any means necessary is my daily goal. Fine art and street art are in the same plateau for me as they are informing one another in my current works, and in turn creating a world for my subject matters to live in. The street art, my wheat-paste creations, is something I work on from inside the studio space. Only later does it get out into the world, separating itself from me, and becoming the public’s art. The public then becomes apart of the process. This series of work is part of my ongoing concept of ‘Milk the Bunny’, or creating art. -O.A
"To create one's own world takes courage." -Georgia O'Keeffe