Over the past few years, I have been exploring chameleonic behavior in my work. The chameleonic attributes of the characters in these paintings represent ideas of mindfulness, consciousness, and awareness of place. Some of the pieces reflect a more personal struggle of hankering to hide. Other pieces explore desires to fit in. Observing my young teenagers wrestle over who they are, wanting to both blend in and stand out simultaneously stirs up this struggle even more in my work. We have all grappled with the desire of becoming part of something without completely losing one’s self.