As an artist I see art as a form of communication that has a power beyond that of words. Through imagery I attempt to portray ideas that words cannot, like the archetypal beauty that connects all things. I attempt to create a positive experience for the viewer, while also hoping to make a positive commentary on the world. My imagery demonstrates an abstraction of nature. My inspiration comes from nature and the Japanese ideals of wabi-sabi, a prominent philosophy of Japanese aesthetics. For me wabi-sabi changes the worldview of western civilization. Things we normally view as negative become beautiful. Loneliness, old age, and death become beautiful because they are inevitable and represent the constant flux of the universe. I attempt to address this idea of the movement of eternity, of everything either coming from or returning to nothingness. My work urges the viewer to contemplate the relationship between oneself, nature, and the universe.