Straddling abstraction and realism, I employ different modes of expression. Central concepts of nature, human experiences, and memory remain constants. I draw from past experiences, utilizing imagery from memory as well as photography, to explore the nature of home and belonging to certain spaces and places. In my large-scale work, viewers are physically placed in the pieces, creating an experience of immersion. Specific natural objects, such as plants and landmarks, reappear in various works, manifesting certain essences of a place. Gestural, layered paintings and digital edits are reminiscent of landscapes and interior spaces, as these embody the places that are familiar and familial. My most recent body of work explores the relationship and intersection between the interior and exterior worlds through representing the merging and separation of different media. Ultimately, the goal is for viewers to be prompted by the question: what is real? As humans, when we reminisce, how much was real and how much was imagined? What “real” objects and landmarks connect us to different places and points in time? This concept was heightened and challenged throughout the course of the pandemic as we remember what life used to look like versus the new normal.