I have found that I am best able to understand and manage my emotions when I express them during the process of making art. For many years, I experimented with a variety of materials, concepts, and processes to best portray the wide-range of emotions I have difficulty expressing in other, more conventional ways. I tend to represent emotions through the use of color, pattern, and form, which have the ability to express a wide range of feelings. If viewed in its entirety, my body of work is essentially a visual journal documenting my emotional development through the years of my art-making career. Throughout graduate school, my work has varied but has consistently represented various disappointments, sentiments, and events that I experienced during my time as a graduate student.