Beyond my limited, intellectual perceptions, when layers of colors join forces they seem to make an image more “real” than the subject itself. The practice of bringing the colors together helps bring me closer to seeing and accepting the true and divine nature of what’s in front of me, not just what I think is there. There are stories to be told in the color, light, depth, and richness surrounding me. In my routine of life, I’m way too unfocused and stingy with my attention to recognize these miracles as they come and go. In my work, I’m attempting to refocus my observation enough to see and to show how thrilling the breadth of reality can be.