With vivid neon hues and pastel patterns, I explore nuances of repetition, division, and isolation in my work. While these shades impart a sense of play and frivolity, underneath the surface I endeavor not only to capture what is sensual and tender but also what is raw, grating, and uncomfortable about existing as a body in a society. Artmaking has always been a process through which I face that which unsettles me and interrogate it; externalizing uncomfortable feelings into tangible objects and frenetic multilayered compositions; transmuting pain into beauty. Alongside an accumulative process of collection, collage, and material exploration, I intuitively divine meaning from the work as it comes together, able to see new connections in context. Abstract shapes and figures emerge to create narratives that offer personal insights. Making this work enables me to understand myself, others, and the world around me, ultimately making a happy marriage of sanity and chaos.