From September 2014 to February 2015 I lived in the south of India with my family. My studio was a movable arrangement of tarps and boards which I would set up whenever we were in one place for long enough to settle in. The visual imagery was overwhelming, and while abstracts seemed like an inappropriate response, I felt compelled at first to narrow my focus to what was closest at hand — the geckos flitting up the stone wall beside me, the ever-present crows and the unseen snakes in the grass. Eventually, I started to feel at home and began to paint the people — men in dhotis and women in saris going about their day. I also became fascinated with the imagery of Hinduism, and began a series of my own interpretations of the deities.