I paint the surfaces I travel past in daily life. My focus is on liminal spaces, like construction sites and scrapyards. As I move past these public spaces, I carry my inner world with me, finding moments of connection with my surroundings as I walk. The weathering surfaces of American cities whisper our shared stories of disrepair, resilience, and change. I see my story implicated in these spaces. These paintings are moments of empathy—when my environment gave me access to myself and a connection to my community.