We evolved as creatures deeply enmeshed with the intricacies of nature, and still have this affinity with nature ingrained in our genotype today. There are scientific accounts of human and other species interrelations that read more like fables than reality. The more I read the more I’ve seen the connection to the work I am doing. To date this is the easiest and most personal connection I have had with my work. It seems only natural to paint my family in the context of this beautiful mythically iconic creature, the turtle.