I create paintings in service of the invisible reality, alluding to the sacramental and transcendental beauty of the Catholic Church. My paintings acknowledge that the boundaries we draw between the physical and the spiritual do not reflect the truth of human nature. As sacramentals provide us with a phenomenological experience of the transcendent, my paintings offer a visually tangible representation of the invisible graces freely given and received. I document my experience as a convert, exploring ideas of Christian identity, renewal, and the authentic agency and freedom that is found only in the love of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The narrative of a ragdoll turned human chronicles the lived experience of a soul called and carried from darkness into light through no merit of her own. Painting from life, memory, and imagination, my paintings reflect the psychological and spiritual landscapes in which we are attacked by an enemy who desires our eternal separation from love, and redeemed by a God who endured crucifixion for the opportunity to share a loving relationship with us eternally.