I am a student at Duke University from Apex, North Carolina. My mother’s experience in graphic design has inspired me since I was young to be creative and expressive. I find that the importance and beauty of art is that it often represents an idea or feeling that may not be apparent at first, and that this representation can vary depending on the experiences and feelings of each individual person. Art has the ability to inspire change, alter perspectives, bring up memories, and so much more. Through my art, I hope to show that there is great value in many items that are generally tossed aside without a second thought, and that everyone has the ability to create something meaningful and beautiful.