My newest series of paintings examines the divide between what is seen and what is believed. I use static images to explore the shifting nature of perception — how we see, how we edit and how we distill our perceptions into memory. This selectivity by which we perceive our world mirrors the selectivity inherent in the artistic process: art has ever been a beautiful lie, with the artist manipulating reality and trusting that the viewer will believe. My work follows this tradition — translating objective truth into a universal language of line, form and color to present a refined, subjective vision.