My emphasis is on the fraternal connection and my relationship to my brother. This is brother-against-brother and becomes a broader metaphor for relationships and their outcomes on a global scale. My relationship with my brother fundamentally relates to this global scale. We have a positive-negative bond, and he generally takes a devil’s-advocate position toward me. I believe this relationship inspires passion and relates to current issues today. It is this passion that I wish to invoke and channel in my work through gestural expression.