I celebrate paint and life with a focus on femininity and motherhood. Fantasy and obligation charge and bind domestic environments giving memories new form. Restless bodies at play entwine and pile up in dreamy, hallucinogenic landscapes. The figures’ limbs are clumsy and awkward as they poke out of the pile attempting to assert autonomy. Wet into wet oil marks tie the forms together. The figures are propped up by each other, but they imprison each other too. Dizzying banality teases out a bit of magic, but in these scenes, we are reminded that happiness comes at a price. Airbrushed acrylic objects and symbols add information about mood, add formal noise, and blend space. Paint veils, drips, and splashes add tension and a supernatural aura as the paintings shudder with a pulsing, nervous energy. There is uncertainty in the scene. Objects bleed into and become one another as background objects are brought forward through space and foreground objects are pushed back. I use anxious mark making and warped perspective to mirror a rushing world distorted by apprehension. These paintings underscore the inherent emotional conflict of parenting young children, and the fragility of comfort and happiness in America today.