My work combines vignettes of daily life, patterns, historic and vintage scenes, still life, and allegory evoking a graphic novel, book of hours, journal, encyclopedia or storyboard. I use a pictorial language where image intersects with design to create open-ended narratives with singular or groups of images, resembling a scene on a stage, or a movie still. Details create the reference point of scale; life-sized yet intimate. Events of the world are combined with unrelated, contrasting thoughts, in images and symbols. Practical objects are paired with ornamental flourishes that are romantic, even humorous. The ordinary becomes mysterious.