My artistic practice explores the transcendent effect of the beauty in the routine of every day life.  By painting the world around me in a new and unfamiliar way, it allows others to see the mundane as exciting and beautiful.  The subject matter of my collages includes my personal everyday routines and environments.  Through collage, the compositions become atmospheric which reference of the moment of transcendence from the mundane.  Because these everyday subjects are depicted in a new and unfamiliar way, this transcendence seems beautiful and nostalgic.  This attraction and nostalgia will allow the viewer to see these everyday routine subjects with a newfound gratefulness.