Although I experiment in multiple media, my practice primarily involves airbrush and oil painting. For me, painting is a practice of self-grounding, allowing me to feel more connected to the fabric of being. For much of my adult life, I’ve lived with three anxiety-related disorders, which disconnect me from somatic momentary experiences. In a practice of trying-to-connect, I collect photos, mementos, and family archives, formulating sketches from loose collages and then transposing them into paintings. Through this practice, I aim to contextualize my subjectivity within a tactile collective reality, exploring my positionality as a mind that weaves across technological, spiritual, and psychic landscapes.