As the title suggests, these paintings depict celebrations, but celebrations with a tinge of violence, underlying sadness, or existential angst. They combine mixed media on canvas to create explosions of contrasting forms evocative of digital-age bombardment. The use of fragmented images resembling collage intermingle with undulating, amorphous, organic forms, simultaneously depicting the forces of creation and destruction. Paradoxically, these elements of destruction, in the form of scraps and swaths, link to larger parts from whence they came, so the part becomes the whole. The juxtaposition of air-brushed and textured surfaces also creates ambiguity, with the resulting tableau treading the thin line between celebration and undercurrents of negativity. Fascinated by the interplay of opposites, I believe that when one shows contradictory elements back to back, one suggests the entire territory that lies in between. It is this nebulous "in-between" territory that grows in thought and allows for multifarious interpretations as the parameters of cohesiveness expand.