We are breathing bodies full of water, love and heartache. The way our limbs fold or where we hold weight is our muscle memory telling our history. I make paintings of humans embracing, faces longing, limbs reaching and weight shifting. Above everything, I am exploring empathy and am interested in dissolving our ability to disassociate ourselves from one another. The scenes I depict are tender moments that focus on physical touch, body language and emotional exchanges. The dichotomy that is the human experience: love and fear, embrace and longing, expansion and loss, etc. are ideas that I reflect on in my work. In the paintings, I think you are faced with both a feeling of letting go and simultaneously a sense of being filled up. I value complexity and multiplicity, and my work is a refection of this.