I was born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas and am currently a senior in Clements High School. Drawing and painting have always been at my core. The beauty and power of art has fascinated me since I was very young, and my art teachers have only further inspired me and instilled in me a passion for art. However, even as I draw or paint, I am heavily influenced by the many other facets of my life. From dance, I have acquired a sense of movement, flow, and rhythm in my compositions; I have translated the sense of balance from choreography to canvas. Dance has truly helped me overcome the challenge of instilling the dynamism and emotion needed to bring an art piece to life. From computer science, I acquired skills as literal as adroitness in Java graphics and Photoshop to abstract applications of problem solving; logical thinking has often aided me in finding a method to the madness of art. I am proud to say that I am able to draw from my experience and the many influential figures that have entered my life—my peers, my instructors, and my parents—to develop a unique sense of creativity and individuality.