"I think the most difficult issue facing teens today is popularity. Most teens are extremely conscious of how "cool" we are in comparison to other teens around us. This could drive teens to do things with severe consequences. My hope for the future is that teens will realize that having fun does not always have to be partying hard or doing drugs. People say life is short but stupid things like that can make it a lot shorter."
Upcoming exhibit- The series of 110 paintings, Portraits of Promise, accompanied by insightful quotes from the teenage models, will be exhibited as part of a group show at Gloucester County College in Sewell, NJ, 20 minutes from Philadelphia. The opening is Sunday, September 9, 2-4, exhibited until October 17, 2012.