As I reflect on my work, there is a theme that unites everything, whether it be winter birches, fields of flowers, or light-soaked mountains. I realize that I'm often trying to recreate that feeling of curiosity, wonder, and freedom from my childhood. A time where I was carefree, loved freely, and saw the world in a different way. I remember riding my bike while racing after my cousins, travelling through India, camping outdoors, and stuffing my face with s'mores with my Girl Scout troop. Life was much easier back then, and it was almost as though time went much slower. I often stop and take an extra moment to be still, to honor this childlike wonder that still resides within me.