With the current political climate, I see friends and family in turmoil. The need for hope and compassion, acceptance and inclusion, is needed now, more than ever. A willingness to pull together and move forward in a time of chaos is by far the largest hurdle. To fight against this chaos, I choose to show the positive possibilities. In my artwork, I strive to express feelings of optimism, to convey courage, to give a sense of wonder. It is my wish that hope has the ability to conquer.