My desire is to pursue the truths that often lie in the periphery, just outside of language's grasp. This propels me to the canvas again and again. Beyond catharsis, I hope my art is empathetic, serving as an exterior point of meeting; a familiar sigh of relief that we are not alone. The creation is a meditative effort -- uniting disparate pieces of thought and leaning them into a harmony. I don't know how to instill wonder, but I hope my work causes a slow curiosity to begin.