I bring my sketchbook, a private record of raw visual observations and artistic experiments, to natural history museums, science exhibits, etc. The Harvard Natural History Museum, for example, has made a great impact on my art. Many of my works that depict Bovidae and Cervidae animal species are drawn from the museum’s Horns and Antlers exhibit. My heightened awareness of the workings of habit has led me to see the links between these animals and what is beneath the skin: my childhood experiences, memories, and dreams. Bovidae, Cervidae, darkness, earthy tones — I realized these all have counterparts in my grandparents’ lodge that I visited often as a child. The lodge was made of aged wood timbers and full of real stuffed animals such as bear rugs, antler chandeliers, stuffed jaguars, and deer heads on the wall.