Loneliness is a curious quality. The feeling of being alone is a universally shared human experience, yet it remains seen as negative and often goes unacknowledged and unexpressed. In my own case this loneliness stems primarily from a chronic inability to maintain or cultivate close personal relationships with most of the people I encounter, and often manifests itself as errant hostility in my communication towards those people with whom these relationships are—or were—held. Rather than continuing to ignore personal responsibility for the negative impact these attitudes have, I have chosen to use my work to embrace and celebrate the loneliness and hostility that have in many ways grown to characterize both my self and my art.