Johnny Perez, Dallas Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement My art deals mostly with the human figure. I use it to express feelings of loneliness, love, confusion, and despair. I've often been asked why don't I create more images of happiness and contentment? I'm actually not sure of the answer except to say that they don't often inspire me. It surprises even me to say such strong emotions are uninspiring, but I think more that the inspiration expresses itself in other ways apart from my art. I find the need to drive out the more hurtful and cruel of emotions, and in turn create in physical reality that which would seek to destroy me internally.