The characters throughout my work mimic how people are expected to behave in social environments, and such expectations push us to perform in all aspects of life. By shifting between public and intimate settings, it is my intention to explore how we may be perceived versus how we perceive ourselves. Through these forms of curiosity I aim to find the tension and duality of our raw identities and examine the significance of intimacy. A recent motif found in my work is the smile, a symbol that embodies the pressures placed on altering performance in social situations. The emphasis on the figure and recurring character raises questions about isolation and our ability to build healthy, meaningful relationships in the modern world.