As an artist, I use photography to make cross-cultural connections, explore the landscape and make portraits. With the Waves series, I walk along the beach and bodies of water to discover that sweet spot where the sky meets the earth, and the sea meets the sky, and the patterns of light along the waves converge to create a fire, or something magical. These particular beaches are reachable by boat in Mayan territory and has resonance as a place I visit for solace, mystery, and nostalgia for the past. I am drawn to the splendor of the ocean, with its ever-changing motion and constantly shifting light and surfaces. Looking at the sunlight and patterns forming on the shoreline, and listening to the waves breaking is meditative and awakening and makes a connection to ancient culture and histories.