My work expresses the contrasting ideas and emotions we experience during moments of self-reflection.  Through a personal symbology that includes additional body parts and skeleton keys, I depict the conflicting pathways that become revealed in solitude. I create in the space between the classical and the surreal, grace and exaggeration, anatomic precision and the improbable.  The techniques and materials of the past contribute the aspects of believability and elegance to my work, while the contemporary dynamism of the poses offers viewers a range of emotions to discover within the piece and themselves.  The interplay of the academic and the cerebral allows me to express universal human struggles and the possibility within those decisive moments to rise above them.