"I use images of people and symbolism to illustrate experiences of trial, tribulation and triumph. My work is a catalyst for dialogue that leads to action. We see. We feel. We think. We act. The human journey is a roller coaster of lessons learned, breaking down barriers and overcoming adversity. We find our purpose through these experiences, and with that purpose, we add meaning to the world in which we live. I also believe it is an artist’s obligation to promote social awareness by cultivating an environment for commentary and idea sharing. It is important that viewers connect with the art as well as each other. For me, art is a way to make statements that may otherwise go unheard. It is a way to express feelings for which we may not easily find the right words to describe. My art is a connecter of people, powered by my personal desire for progress."

-Andre Rochester

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