Travelling to new and unfamiliar places has given me an opportunity to experience a reality that feels closer to a fairy tale or dream. The combination of new sights, smells, and languages plays with my imagination and memory. It’s this experience that inspires me to create pieces that weave glimpses of far-off places with fantasy, and combine my passions for photography, art, and travel. Some of my pieces contain decorative layers that turn ordinary things and places into surreal wanderings through an imaginary world. Other pieces are images of ordinary things seen so closely as to render them into abstract forms of colour and texture. Paint, ribbon, and other decorative elements continue the piece beyond the frame of the image.