My paintings are inspired by the hazy feelings and memories of childhood that float on the edge of consciousness. I use images based on toy animals and dolls and integrate them into scenes where they morph in and out of abstraction. I am interested in images that are simultaneously endearing and unsettling and blend visual immediacy with uneasy nostalgia. Children’s books and television programs present a collective narrative at odds with the reality of childhood, and my work explores the pernicious disparity between the two.