This series of paintings pays homage to the beautiful qualities of the human spirit. Our collective impulse to create, understand, wonder, and feel for our place in the universe. By painting daily objects, events, cultural artifacts, historical images, and scientific illustrations, I am contemplating the nuanced space of humanity through my lens. Every element of these works is painted, with attention paid to the nature of the paint itself and individual narratives that surface. Each piece develops intuitively, following its own thread of human endeavor.