I am a multi-disciplined creative who straddles the mural art, fine art, and decorative art worlds. My background is in scenic art painting drops for theaters and I currently work in historic preservation. I have been fortunate to paint murals and backdrops for the past 19 years and I believe that site specific art plays a significant role in enriching human experience as it makes meaningful connections to context. Murals have become a huge part of the way I connect to the communities I am in. Murals are not simply painted in a space, but they also become a part of a shared space. I paint murals as a chance to connect to the location, individuals, and the community. It is an opportunity for me to learn and build relationships along the way. There is a complexity to murals that opens space for people to take a moment to pause and reflect. I choose to paint flowers because they are universal and carry a multitude of historic and cultural meanings. My intention is for these flowers to condense moments, reconcile polarities, uplift hearts and inspire joy. Murals are owned by the public which allows me to present a flower to each city as a gesture of appreciation, emblem of possibilities and power to the community. I research and select flowers that are either local or have a special meaning for the space.