COMMEMORATIVES My interest in allegorical, personalized and commemorative art began in my childhood. I had an insuperable perception of varying people’s personalities and their corresponding feelings, which often overwhelmed me. Regular study of philosophy and meditation taught me to focus these abilities and create works which celebrate others' individual journeys. I create personal landscapes and portraits of people, analogous to the resources they use while facing complex internal and external challenges. Sometimes I am asked to capture the essence of certain milestones in people’s lives such as births, retirement or the passing of loved ones. I describe this process further in my Commemoratives statement (see link above).