I like to imagine that as ancient people crawled into caves to paint aurochs, horses, lions, and hand prints in the flickering firelight that they did it all because of the desire to tell one another stories. To be with one another and share ourselves through tale telling is the one of our deepest urges. As an artist, I believe that verbal communication alone is not enough.

I believe gaining knowledge creates a greater thirst for knowledge, that this helps us care for the natural world around us and to preserve human cultures both near and far. 

I believe art is an ancient tool for moving forward, that it is the voice of a powerful language we all speak, and that this visual language can be one of the greatest ways we tell each other stories.