Through direct and purposeful manipulation of the physical representation of the human form and media, my work examines the state of being. Overtness and subtlety consistently interplay and enhance the complex visual dialogue. Anarchic bodies, large cavernous mouths, and inaudible screams exemplify the overt. Subtlety is evidenced in the reductive process that gnaws at the placid and familiar. These multifaceted narratives simultaneously exemplify and redefine the burden of humanity.