I make work in order to feel more at home, within myself and without. I use it to make sense of emotions, especially ones we tend to reject or obscure. I often feel a kind of electricity emanating from the ephemera of the moment, and that’s what I try to capture, in all of its particulars. I’m drawn to the charm and poignancy I find, even in circumstances that may seem mundane or unpleasant. As a person living with a major mental illness, these themes are deeply personal. I aspire to use my work as an invitation to embrace this existence, at once exquisite and deeply-flawed.