As members of a technologically driven society we are constantly sharing and expressing ourselves through the Internet and its various ports and resources. As our interpretations of ourselves and others continually expand, so too does the concept that our arts can touch on multiple levels of humanity and its characterization. In my portraits, I am interested in conveying form and personality through abstraction. Heavy paint textures, marks, and mixed media all denote facets of the person depicted. I find that each element I include represents the complicated nature of people today. As such, I want to capture their emotional and psychological being as well as their physical selves.