In my recent work, I explore various identities in my experience as both a young girl and a mother. I often feel exposed and vulnerable sharing my artistic expression. I hope this sense of intimacy translates to the viewer. My goal is to conjure the complex feeling of nostalgia—painful, warm, and delicate. As a mother of three, I strive to see the world through the eyes of my children. This is often achieved through an excavation of childhood memories, both profound and mundane. My work also addresses my own struggle with mental health and anxiety, as well as the masks we wear to hide it. I use layers upon layers of watered-down acrylic to create the perception of a dream veiled in mystery. I sometimes place objects from my childhood in my paintings as artifacts of previous versions of myself. My color palette includes bright pastels juxtaposed with earth tones, black, and white. Through experimental mixed media, my work examines the eternal human struggle to balance light and dark.