Whether by nature or nurture, we all have a default mode. Pessimism came naturally to me. Pessimism is easy. Complaining and criticizing is easy. Expressing hope is almost rebellious. Even more challenging is to think hard and spend time finding possible solutions. I don't want it to make art that is dark and angsty. Creating art is uplifting experience. My art is always vibrant and energetic, even when speaking to difficult subjects - not as a way of glossing over but as a way of leading with hope and positivity.