At an early age my parents often became irritated with me because of the observing gaze I would cast at complete strangers. Restaurants were the worst. To reflect on my inner self, in an attempt to highlight my personal strengths, it is clear that my life has been led by this strong sense of observance. As I come to terms with this understanding through my art I consistently arrive back at the figure. I am truly able to become lost in the art making process at this moment; it becomes a harmonious procedure, a joy, and a physical representation of my strongest attribute. As I search for the ideal, I find it through the figure. Art is my answer to my observance.