2021, colored pencils, graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and pastels. I think of words as a type of information brushstroke. I use them sparingly in compositions but incorporate them to share a meaningful emotion or activity which would be difficult to express through color or other visual elements alone. For example, I “anticipate” the butterfly’s full emergence and am “inspired” after experiencing the eclosure of a butterfly. These words are placed in the background prior to and just after the falling butterfly to reflect my feelings.