Symbols are a powerful thing, we are driven to read nonverbal clues as we grow up, roses mean love, balloons are a celebration, black cats bring bad luck, etc. In a world where icons, logos, and colors give us an extended knowledge of the commemoration, dangers, or pleasures we will encounter along our way. I find them alluring to question our fears. Their overwhelming reciprocation of romanticizing death and criminalizing life. Thus, I based this almost primal knowledge in my paintings, a collage of directional aims to guide to the senses of familiar images, butterflies, skulls, and apples narrating a circular timeline of life and death.