"...What happens to the unfulfilled dream of a kid who wants to become a lawyer,
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun
when society tells him “you can’t cuz, that’s not what your people do”?...
...I’m not considered white, but I’m also not black.
Is white really a color of the skin?
Or is it a way of life?...
...But in reality, my dreams are the same as yours.
And most important,
The Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..."
- Excerpt from a poem by Carlos
"I love to draw people. I love to do this because through my portraits I am able to have a connection with others. Art is my catharsis. My drawings are what allow me to be creative, but they are also what allow me to express and release emotion."