I started with the idea of using layers to describe a space. I played with paper, vellum, paint, chalk, markers, ink. I explored basic elements like lines, shapes, and values to create more dimension while on a two-dimensional platform. I think about this with stress and how things can add up to become bigger problems. When you are looking closely everything can get confusing and look difficult, but stepping back and looking on the outside gets simpler. I think stress builds up in my life from my base (outside, easy shapes, basic things), and then it becomes harder to manage things because I will say yes to things I don't need to add to my plate without analyzing them, this is what makes things difficult. (inside, messy). I aim to find balance in my life which translates to my artwork. When I am on the inside of all the things making me feel stressed, it feels difficult, like I don't know which way to turn or how to handle anything. When I can step back and step outside of all those things, I realize that it is not that bad, it's not so hard, and I am not the only one dealing with stress. After stepping back I feel better and can control my emotions and just get everything done as it comes.