The Basketball series to me is a culmination at my time at Pratt. My senior year I decided to play basketball for the school and while doing so, got inspired enough by the movements and energy I was seeing to try and translate it into my world. I began with the iPad and gradually moved onto oil on canvas. The more of the paintings I did, the more I began to want to move away from the literal depiction of the sport— and thus began trying to abstract the paintings. To me, the Basketball Series represents the beginning of my break away from illustration and into a more fine arts realm.