That I freak out over being alive in a human body, this is my inspiration. My abstract mixed media drawings, oil pastels, and acrylic paintings reference the somatic, in hints of a face, a torso, a plant form. My work is an outlet for what I feel or perceive but is too fleeting to be spoken. I ask myself pressing questions: How to keep my inner world intact, what to allow other people to see, what to cover up? How to expose my fraught psychology directly, without apology? They ask, How does it feel to be in this human body?