My inspiration comes primarily from having grown up between two cultures. Having relocated from Milan, Italy to a suburb of New York City as a child, one of the major impacts I recall about this move is the difference in the architecture of the two locations. Although I was not able to verbalize it at the time, I missed the centering sense of history that the architecture of my childhood in Italy provided. Architecture continues to fascinate me, particularly medieval architecture. Among my other sources are late medieval and early Renaissance Italian painting, as well as surrealist and metaphysical painting. My thought process centers on making visible the contrasts that exist between perception and reality, the real and the imaginary, and the present and the past.