My work is grounded in observation and created by means of exploration and questioning. Using acrylic on panel, I play with bright colors, patterns, shapes and subjects pulled from my life and the long history of art before me. Like stickers, I place objects into one space as if they were elements of a scrapbook, holding both snippets of personal memory and outside influence. Cartoon characters and text message notifications live next to renaissance cherubs and fruit, floating in a rainbow- gradient void or placed over a shape with a repeating pattern. Layers, frames, and shadows create an understanding of depth while retaining a flatness that speaks to collages cut and pasted from magazine pictures. Through my perception and understanding, I explore subjects that populate classical imagery and clash with contemporary aesthetic.