A friend once told me a story about how small animals like chipmunks and mice make tiny paths through the forest to get to water. Larger animals, like deer, then follow these paths for both food and water, followed by people who do the same. And the paths get larger. Soon, people are riding horses down these paths, then horse-drawn carriages, and then cars. The tiny path has become a road or maybe even a highway, and it all started with the little chipmunk. As David Dunlap said it, "Small animals make first paths."

I create simple images with complex stories. My work revolves around exploration and discoveries, finding courage, and holding on to a sense of wonder, all while making first paths.

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