My sign is Cancer, so I am water. Enveloped by it, I feel my soul mending. The underwater series began as a series about visual healing. It was the first time I created art purely for its visual healing power. These images are meant to invite the viewer to interact; to image themselves as the subject, floating, releasing, and having faith that they will float. Inhale…exhale…. your body becoming one with the rhythm. Other metaphors have emerged during the process of developing the underwater series: water as a cleansing of the soul i.e. baptismal, creating religious overtones. In the end, the continuous theme is “letting go”. Going underwater with all of these people to capture the inspirational photos that allowed for these oils, is just as much a journey as creating the paintings.