When people think of art they initially think of drawing and painting. These mediums are a mysterious dance of capturing realism and fooling a viewer into thinking there is depth. Because I only have 2 dimensions to work with, I must trick the viewer into seeing that perspective. Shading and perspective are a couple of tools I use to creat depth. This is a dynamic process. The paintings are also inspired by symbol and color. I often blend human and animals together in an attempt to communicate the Native American value of “we are all related”.