I am most interested in themes that tell a story. I love working in oil paint because the pigments are so vibrant. They seem to stay alive, moving and swirling forever as if they are entities in and of themselves. I often mix mediums by adding pattern paper, fabric, or embroidery to my surfaces, depending. I also do installations, draw on clothing patterns and maps, sew on my canvases, use watercolors, and make Artist's books too. I especially like things hand-crafted and working within the smallest details to beautify the art.My compositions begin as crude, spontaneous ideas that may appear existential that commingle with the absurd. In working this way, I experience a great joy that is difficult to describe. I have a playful imagination and aim to inspire others with my sense of humor. I ultimately like to make my viewers happy and want them to make their own decisions about whatever meanings are behind the work. On a personal note, I work in art to distract myself from sad memories of abuse, disassociation, and disability. It is the best medicine. I also use it to connect to my Jewish ancestry, to my community, and to the universe. Sometimes, it is a struggle and a risk, like walking on the edges of tall buildings. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.