My interest as an artist is the dialogue between classical and contemporary art. My paintings portray the transience of time and existence, carrying on the tradition of re-inscribing the legacy of western painting. Ephemerality has been immortalized in paintings and sculptures throughout art history. Such works are treasured and preserved for posterity in art museums as part of the canon, the hallowed history of western civilization. I am intrigued by the idea of immortalizing things that are held to be beautiful and valuable. Through my works, I strive to draw attention to the merciless passage of time: in the end, all matter must inevitably perish and turn to dust amid the vast, unknown expanses of time.