The series "Residency" was inspired by the first five months of lockdown. I had had five large blank canvases looming over my studio for a long time that I couldn't seem to get myself to attack. Then came the lockdown and I suddenly had a lot of time in my studio. With no outside distraction, I was able to focus and participate in my own personal artistic residency. With each painting I started out with many layers of acrylic and watercolor to create texture. I would then start collaging rice paper on to the surface, creating an image of an imaginary world map. I then continued drawing and painting on the linen for many many layers, until I reached the final layer of wax.