The illusion of truth and inconstancy of memory are two ideas that motivate me to create. A feeling or thought, usually evoked by a life event, is the origin of each piece. I then explore what it could mean to have these questions through subject matter such as portraiture and the figure. I primarily work in oil paint, charcoal, or graphite. For subject matter, I feel these mediums give the best illusion of space, depth, and reality. I am drawn to the way these mediums allow the surface to be built up gradually and in turn give complete control over mark making and formation of soft transitions. I hope to continue searching for the truth through feelings and introspection as long as it is in question.