I got a lot of inspiration for this body of work by looking at the work of Ben Shahn. Ben Shahn is an artist whose work has a profound concern for humanity running through it. I like how he developed his own awkward style of drawing that somehow feels elegant and raw at the same time. Other artists I've been thinking about are Scott Kolbo, Picasso (blue period), Egon Schiele and Andrew Wyeth. I've been drawn to the art that appeals to my emotions, the stuff I loved during my angsty teen years.