Drawing on autobiographical experiences of depression, my work contextualizes a variety of ideas through figurative and still life genres. Combining narratives through paint, I consider elements such as liminal space, tension, color and gesture to determine what is revealed versus what remains hidden. The act of painting visualizes memories and psychological states, with each physical mark holding significance. Laying colors next to each other can construct boundaries or connections, and subjects are immersed within these multiple levels of emotion. Because of this a painting inevitably creates a story, whether through specific visual clues from the artist and/or interpretations of the viewer. Ideas of liminality are explored through the construction of space floating between reality and invisible traces one evokes, imagines and can physically feel. I am examining how mental and physical worlds can exist cohesively within the language of paint, while questioning what is real in the sense of the tangible and intangible.