I make visual poems in order to find greater clarity in all that surrounds me. My work depicts ideas that consistently hold my attention: like empathy, time, transmutation, and perception. Metaphors that come from researching these scientific and philosophical tenets are woven into my pieces. The concepts--and the images they lead to--help me understand living as a human in a wildly complex, interconnected and social environment. Translating ideas into images provides an external armature on which to hang my thoughts, and ideally allows for a fruitful public discourse. In a way, I am making a catalogue of new ways of thinking, that taken together may allow for a resonant levity or evolution of our animating spirit. Even if this only occurs for a moment, it can still leave a permanent mark.