Bunnies! Monkeys! Card catalogs! Oh my! Through my paintings, I try to work out my frustrations and disappointments in ways that are colorful, humorous, and have a playful tone. By downplaying the seriousness of my own frustrations and turning them into playful images, I remind myself that I am in control of the way I see my life; I have the power to make the boundaries of the world I want to live in, to create something out of (almost) nothing, and to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.