I create multi-layered acrylic abstract paintings with bold colors and textured surfaces in an attempt to show depth and complexity of space. After the death of a close family member, I started to realize how little I actually knew about people I cared about and how, although I knew a lot of facts and had shared experiences, I didn’t know much about their internal lives. The layers in my work represent that concept. Some elements are fully visible, some partially, others are only alluded to, and a few are completely obscured to convey the idea that things, events, and people are never quite as straightforward as they might initially appear.