ratgrrl weaves together many cultural and familial influences from:
- Listening to old school hip hop with her brothers and sister
- Sharing her grandmother and mother’s love of ornate feminine furniture (like the softness balanced with the fierceness of the women in her culture)
- Her father’s integrity, love of comics, and charming sense of humor
- Dealing with her life and love, loss and grief over the death of two beloved husbands
All of these people — the loves of her life — are the superheroes of her world. Known for her heartbreakingly POP art style, ratgrrl mixes digital elements, graffiti and comic book style techniques in her work. She dives into serious and dark subject matter in a colorful, playful way. Influenced by loved ones here and gone, she honors them with color and sadness; putting torn pieces together, creating something whole and new again.
Street art and public art in Long Island, NY have helped her audience grow.