I believe that life is meant to be truly lived–examined, learned from, enjoyed, appreciated. Mary Todd Beam said, “Art is the authentic voice of the soul, bringing an immediate response from the viewer without necessity of language or words.” I love that. I love art because it communicates in a way that words can’t. Some of my greatest personal growth has been a result of either viewing art or participating in the process of creating art. I want to communicate through art because art has communicated so many important things to me, and I hope to inspire people through it. I hope that I can help people in some way.