Art is a means for me to contemplate the world and to connect to the present. I use the long-established approach of drawing from direct observation. Whether sitting on a train or in my home, or walking through a park, I draw the people, places, and things around me as if I were seeing and experiencing them for the first time. My art is imbued with emotion, humor, and creative interpretation of subject matter. Aesthetically speaking, I enjoy playing with colors of a limited palette, abstracted form, flattened space, distorted perspective, varied textures, and “all over” compositions. I prefer experimenting in several mediums rather than mastering one, and I enjoy exploring other visual art forms like sculpture, installation, and printmaking.