Inspired by the visible world I am immersed in, these paintings exist as both recognizable and highly rendered images. while being countered by abstraction in color, pattern, and line. The sky is a celebrated subject throughout art history and in our own visual history. However, it is something that most of us unconsciously overlook, without thought as to how it can create a stage on which memories are formed. It is something we are all familiar with, but seldom have the opportunity to study in its fleeting moments. It typically exists in our minds solely as long flashes of color and line. These paintings, attempting to capture the sky in its multiple forms, resonate with idealism as well as the sublime. There is highly recognizable imagery capturing the complexity of the sky’s natural beauty, while fields of color function as areas for both pause and reflection, representing a space where history can be lost and new content formed through our mind’s eye.