Each piece has a specific meaning to me, or a certain memory that I associate with the piece, but it is not crucial to me that the viewers pick up on it or comprehend that meaning. My identity is
so important in the creation of my pieces, so I think it is important that the viewers' identities will have an impact on how they see or interpret my work.
When I am working on a painting, I think about aspects of my childhood that were important to me, like the rural areas I grew up in, or the toys I played with, or certain friends I
had. I would like for my viewers to apply their own lives and experiences to my pieces.