For me, painting has always been an outward projection of an internal landscape, reflections of an inner world. My work aims to explore the values we place around the notion of self and identity. In looking at the self as an ever changing entity, something that changes moment by moment, is the idea of a solid, fixed, inherent ‘self’ as real as we may perceive? Is it something artificial, something that we have constructed for ourselves in response to the environmental and social context we find ourselves in? Or, as some Eastern philosophies teach, something that is completely empty of inherently existing at all?