Artist statement: My recent projects address issues of immigration, water protection, feminism and climate change. Relegated, yet vibrant cultures and the problems of disregarded people need documentation. As a working artist, I consider myself part of a global community. I taught art to displaced teachers at universities in Haiti, after their devastating earthquake. I organized art classes in schools in India, one in a crowded slum and another in a Muslim school where girls have limited access to education. I believe in generating creative projects outside of a museum, gallery or studio setting to reach all kinds of people.