The Emo Voids series was born in April of 2020. These "Covid Babies" came about through necessity. I am fortunate to have a private studio space I could still visit during shelter in place. For the first thirty to sixty days of the pandemic I would go with every intention of continuing the work I had started pre-Covid. And yet, all I could do was sit and stare at two large unfinished paintings as if they were an abyss. I wondered what was the point of continuing with them. I tried to reason with my grief and move forward, but I couldn't get there. Finally I turned the two large paintings to face the wall of the studio and decided to do something different to my regular painting practice, and create some small works on paper that would ultimately help me navigate my dark thoughts and hold onto moments of light.