My series, Emotional Effusion, is an exploration of an unrestrained outpouring of feelings, thoughts, and behavior. My paintings go beyond the skin to evoke certain emotions. Through paint, I explore the physical characteristics of an individual and dig deeper to get to and express one’s core emotion. The outcome is a realistic approach to the form, surrounded by an abstraction of colors. I want the viewer to experience these raw feelings, right down to the physiological changes.