Painting has been a way for me to understand myself – to see what is going on deep inside me. During a period of recovery from cancer treatment – without any planning or forethought – I found myself painting a lone figure, walking. She was at the edge of the sea, or on a path through the dunes, safe in the unknowing. With Chagall as my inspiration, I began painting about my village of Provincetown. That work became another way for me to explore memory, a dream of harmony, a longing for home. Now I am working with the same ideas, but I am trying to talk about our collective search – as people who wander, migrate, cross the waters – for a home, for safety. I want to add hope to our conversation.