In projects I’ve been working on over the past few years, I use historical source materials to create new meanings, indistinct narratives, and plausible identities. The drawings and paintings I make revolve around and highlight relationships between antiquity and the contemporary age. I am committed to the task of unifying art and scholarship, and to finding innovative ways of using art to construct histories that are evocative and meditative as well as instructive and compelling. However, it is essential to me that the art interest the viewer in history, and not necessarily that history interest the viewer in art. I find that the letters of ancient Latin and Greek, insouciantly scribbled on a wall thousands of years ago, offer an open field for interpretation and imagination.