"Art has always been a deeply emotional and personal experience for me. The work in this exhibition reflects how I interact with and interpret the world around me. When confronted with an unfamiliar subject, observation drives my decision-making process. I carefully analyze the minute details of the material before me in order to familiarize myself with its unique qualities and characteristics. Once I develop a connection to the subject, I allow the resulting emotional response to guide me to complete the piece. The various approaches I employ in my studio practice reflect this balance between visual interaction and personal interpretation."