An umbrella lets you create your own world, your own temporary reality and awareness.

Umbrellas let us protect ourselves and hide ourselves from the natural world.  We can create our own imaginary umbrellas to protect ourselves from real life, from our feelings or other people.  These umbrellas are what I am painting. 

As my paintings show, we are using an umbrella every day in our lives, but no one sees it - it is invisible to the eye.  In the private space we create, we can ask, "Who am I?" and look for ourselves within.