I have always believed that one element of all art is storytelling. Although this is not a complete definition of art, it is in my mind a major factor in how I view and approach art of any kind. I find this compelling on how I approach my work. All of my animations tends to be varied. The common thread between my exhibits are not common themes, emotions, or genres, but rather how I can present my work to effectively tell each unique story through the art of look development. I find that I must remove my personal preferences when approaching a work, but rather look to the story for what it is telling me. It is only then that I can bring to bear everything in my arsenal through look development and lighting.