"Deconstructed to the most basic element, my work is about connections. When we feel connected to someone or something, an emotional and sometimes even physical relationship is built. Those connections can be powerful and have lasting impact. In my work, I focus on subject matter that I have a strong connection with; namely my family, people around me and my environment. I find it fascinating that by simply manipulating an oil/pigment mixture into different configurations of light, dark, shapes, patterns, color, etc., one can evoke powerful emotional and aesthetic responses. Although my work may be based on my own unique viewpoint, my hope is that when others view it they can form connections by way of reflecting on their own experiences and relationships."