We carry our past versions of ourselves. Almost like we are building a community of personas inside our heads. I like to think some of them work together to help guide ourselves into our new versions. Perhaps they are casting spells and curating the future. Seeking out synchronicities in my day to day unconsciously creeps into my paintings. There's an air of mysterious and fortune-telling in my paintings. Therapy at it's best, the catharsis of paint to canvas with emotion crafts together a story. This painting, Inner Oracle, reminds me of the shell abalone, which I feel holds such power. Just finished this canvas today, but feel that in a month or two I'll look back at it and see what I was teaching myself. As for now, I trust my inner oracle is carrying me into a new phase of self.