Currently I am exploring pattern in my paintings and drawings. My use of pattern is visually inspired by nature and conceptually inspired by interconnection between people and nature. I am facinated by the African concept of "ubuntu", or a person is a person through other people. It is through our interactions with others that we are able to realize the fullness of what it means to be human. Despite all the material things that can divide us such as class, ethnicity, geography, sexuality, and religion, we still have the potential to connect to one another as human beings and to the greater natural world as a nurturer of our existence and a source of pleasure and wonder.