My work uses varied imagery – from cartoon to pure textural abstraction, unusual editing techniques, and carefully structured sound design to make human vulnerability, conflict, and history concrete and to convey a deeply personal aesthetic experience to viewers. I approach my filmmaking as a form of animated inquiry similar in intent to poetry and essay writing. The structure of my work is concentrated and condensed. I use intuition, associative thinking, metaphor, and the poetry of color, mark-making, and texture as my primary tools. For me, animation is a form of active and reflective engagement that transforms thought and emotion into images and sounds. My films have explored non-objective imagery, stories with unusual characters, and animation based on actual historical events. While covering a wide territory of content, I have worked to create my own “language” of animation forms.