I draw inspiration from artists such as Hilma af Klint, Matisse, Sherrie Levine, Loie Hollowell, and Helen Frankenthaler. French semiotician Roland Barthes is a huge inspiration to me, especially his essay, Death of the Author. His argument that the meaning of a work (an artwork, text, image) isn’t determined by the creator but by the viewers’ interpretation is something that excites me. I love the idea that an artwork’s meaning is created through its interaction with an audience. I create paintings that emphasise the use of icons and symbols because they represent a multitude of meanings. By making them a focal point of my paintings, the works can actively generate meaning with each viewer.