My paintings tread the line between what is real and what is nostalgia. I am fascinated by nostalgia’s ability to over-beautify, embellish, or even transfigure a memory. I find that my memories are very fractured and fleeting. The more I try to remember a moment, the less detail I can achieve. Recalling my childhood while painting allows me to create playful and indulgent imagery with materials such as glitter, puffy paint, and collage. Memories of neon bright Lisa Frank paraphernalia, rock collecting and sugary sweets are reduced down to their emotional essence and repeated throughout my paintings and collages.