Served in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Haiti, Fallujah, Ramadi
From the Artist:
After being discharged from the Marine Corps in 2007, I moved to Burlington to escape from the realities of military life and society in general. Due to my deployments to Haiti, Fallujah and Ramadi, I suffered from post tramatic stress from the atrocities of war as an infantryman. Although I have turned down the wrong paths before, art, poetry and performances have now become my way of letting go of my past; a time in my life that was filled with hate and destruction. Even though I was misplaced for 4 years, my writings (as harsh as they can be) and artwork have made impacts on the people who care to observe. They also have reminded me of who I was before I signed on that solid black line. I will never be able to go back in time to change things. All I can do is look back, learn and progress forward.