Sometime after watching the first 2020 Democratic debates I registered for a Disney Plus account. I binged movies from my childhood while working in my studio… movies like Flight of the Navigator, Cool Runnings, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. I was searching for an old fashioned kind of hope, one that I hadn’t felt in quite a while. More recently in dealing with the new reality of COVID-19, and in practicing social distancing, I am needing this binge time more than ever. Through working and watching I am reminded of a young person’s blissful type of hope while simultaneously wrestling with the current world’s darkness and demons. These paintings contain references from these films, such as starscapes and undersea adventures, that demonstrate my hopes, as well as imagery that represents my fears, such as monstrous anatomy and, of course, death. Through it all, I still believe in unique inner power and magic. And I choose to imagine experiences like a wondrous, travel adventure from the comfort of my own bed.