My work fuses traditional portraiture and landscape, surrealist sensibility and minimal design to recreate the longings, desires and wants of my former child self. Within this work, I observe and mimic, imagine, pretend and act out. Wings are for freedom or angels to remind me of my grandma who used to teach me to hunt for arrowheads. Many of the images and patterns I employ act as a personal iconography. My application of squares signal the endless geometry of the urban landscape; indicators for the man-made --for the self-inflicted. Halos elevate and celebrate a subject, no matter how common. The shy little girl inside struggles to be heard saying things softly in washes and soft graphite and a grown woman seeks to relate with hard lines, her colors are never watered down.