At the core of my work and how I live my life is a pursuit for calm. When there is too much going on—either in front of my eyes, in my ears, or on my mind—peace retreats and anxiety takes its place. For this I value minimalism and prioritization. I prefer linear communication and focused discussions. I want my compositions to be singular, but full of intangible meaning. I draw the human face most of all because of the weight found in subtle expressions. I find great satisfaction in composing artwork that captures these complexities and maintains a feeling of focused calm. This doesn’t mean that the emotion of the subject is calm, but if the composition is void of inessential distractions, we can feel calm while viewing it.