I love being in beautiful landscapes. Part of the reason why I decided to come to UC Santa Cruz was because of its natural beauty, so I thought it would be fitting to show my perception of my new home as a freshman.
I come from Los Angeles and one thing that reminds me of home is being at the beach. The beach is a calming place where you can relax and it was a really humbling experience to sit down and separate myself from my surroundings in order to focus on these landscapes. Coming from the concrete jungle of L.A., drawing the majestic landsapes of Santa Cruz was inspiring and enjoyable. Santa Cruz has an abundance of beauty and it’s nice to incorporate that in my artwork.