Over the past fifteen years, my painting has involved reconnecting to childhood, being able to see the world with nothing but curiosity and wonder. The main inspiration for this is that at one point in my life I lost contact with childhood. The home where I grew up in rural Romania burned, destroying everything-- our clothes, our photos, my artwork, our books, toys, everything. As an artist, essentially reconstructing my life as if through the eyes of a child has made everything become fantastic, and gives me the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with others. Changing the way I look at things continues to be part of my process and is an ongoing theme in my art.