Techtonic Shift, and Meteor Over the Indian Ocean are both part of a story of global disasters. I have been watching the TV shows The Universe and Mega Disasters and it makes me look at the world from a different perspective. We are such small creatures when seen in relation to the vastness of the universe, and this planet we live on spinning around the sun is so susceptible to drastic change from a massive volcanic explosion or asteroid impact. Ultimately we have little control over the fate of our planet, so we must live our best possible lives every moment, because we never know how long we really have. So for me these paintings are not just beautiful because they look like natural phenomena, but they remind me to live in the moment taking nothing for granted. It is in this irony of a beautiful disaster that I find the meaning of life. The thought of a future death compels me to create because someday I will not be able to create anything.