We are told that the body remembers everything. Tucked away in our DNAs, the story of our ancestors are inscribed, shaping us in myriad ways. What stories do we hold? Who and what lives inside of our flesh? What memories have marked our skins, twisted our bones? By using the body as a starting point, framing or containing the stories I want to tell, I aim to honor the body as the absolute vessel of human experience. To a global valorization of ‘pure’ intellect, I oppose the incarnation of ideas; first in their necessary passage through my own body and then through their translation into painting. Our collective dissociation from our bodies stems from our disconnect to the land that hold us as our flesh vessels do. Exploring the richness of matter becomes a critical and necessary practice to counter its devastating monetization.