My work utilizes drawing, printmaking, and stop-animation techniques to explore people’s relationship to themselves, to each other, and to their surroundings. I am inspired by the interplay between how individuals perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others. My work emphasizes the shared experience of individuals by juxtaposing portraits of different people next to one another in a setting where they are all observing and interacting with each other. The individuals are simultaneously isolated from one another by geometric barriers, but also connected to one another through recurring and cyclical patterns which weave through a piece. I have recently embarked on several projects that utilize stop-animation as a means of exploring how the distortions of faces and the flow of colors and patterns can serve to dynamically express feelings.