Sometimes, as the mind ages it is in constant state of flux attempting to retain what it can. I use my background to explore the fragility of the mind by using familiar objects, patterns and family traditions in my art. These familiar elements are embodied in my work as common threads of narrative and identity. I push these elements together to create imagery that represents the fading, slipping and molding many minds go through as they age. Where do our memories go? How do we keep history? How can we share our memories and stories to gain and maintain and connections to the people around us and to the world around us? This last question explores my goals as an artist and the affects my work has on my viewer; that is, my work stirs up memories, history, and stories, impacting my audience emotionally, as well as visually.