I am moved when human beings continue to live with pride and hope even under difficult circumstances like wars, natural disasters, poverty, or discrimination in its many different aspects. Other circumstances beyond the control of our individual abilities or wisdom include loss of health and the death of loved ones. The beauty that can come from vanity, uncertainty, fragility, sadness, and the weakness of being a human touches me. I find the energy, creativity, wit, humor, and love that human beings can bring to these circumstances encouraging. My work and collaboration projects have been trying to connect with these moments to express the beauty of being human.