This work is where I explore some of the most basic human emotions and characteristics. Human beings are complex and multi-faceted. No one person is just one thing or another but, often a mixture of emotions, characteristics combined with their experience that shapes us. The monster in each of us is what I am exploring through my work. The materials I use (chalk paint, India ink and oil pastels) often contrast each other and can sometimes be conflicting –oil and ink (water base) don’t mix well together—yet, I’ve made them work in harmony to produce my art pieces.