As a child, I wanted nothing more than to grow up. As an adult, I only want time to slow down. Inspired by the wonder and nostalgia of childhood, I frequently find myself reminiscing over memories and thoughts that once filled my head. My work is often colorful and covered in a variety of patterns and textures. Whether it’s influenced by the pattern on my grandparent’s curtains or the patches on my favorite teddy bear, each work is a little reminder of something from my past. I portray a playfulness and childlike feeling within my work, in hopes of leaving the viewer with a sense of optimism and joyfulness.