and design have been an escape for me in the past, but now they are something I embrace and challenge myself with. Creating them for the viewer as well, I take liberties in the various ways my art and design communicate to the viewer. While the whole process of creating the piece or design invokes nervousness, excitement, frustration, and tranquility, the final product is eventually pushed beyond my limits of execution. Creating art and design is a task that I find very important. To me, it means I must be wise and knowledgable when conveying messages and feelings to the viewer. It also means helping the viewer to see the things they might have missed in a landscape painting or bringing their attention to the minute details within a design that they may otherwise overlook. Creating art and design is not just a lifestyle, but it is ultimately a responsibility.