A few years ago, I read an article about me titled “A Arte Do Pecado” or “The Art Of Sin”. At first, I wasn’t sure why it had been titled as such, but then I read it. It was enlightening to see my work through someone else’s eyes. As I read, I came to the realization that this stranger had a better understanding of what I was doing then I did. I always knew I was trying to express something, but from that point forward, I had direction and purpose. It also made me realize that what gets labeled as sin is often a way to prevent people from exploring those dark, mysterious places. It’s a way stop an individual from asking questions, therefore stopping growth. So, if my artwork tempts an individual to dance with the darkness, to be curious about what rests in the shadows, then I accept that title proudly.