Art is a reflection of what it means to be human . The creative process and the journey of self discovery are intertwined. Never do I feel more alive as when I am completely immersed in the creative process. When making art the body, mind and spirit are united. Inspiration is spirit. Ideas and emotions are mind and my hands and eyes are body. These elements work together to create. I dig deep within to put my heart on my canvas sleeve. I challenge myself to see what I am truly capable of. Can I learn from my experiences? Can I love myself more? Can I take the vision in my minds eye and give it physical form. It is a deeply intimate experience. The creative process is a perpetual exploration of self.