My Work deals with social distance. My photo-realistic oil and watercolor paintings of scenes take place in public transportation, which represents a microcosm of my society. In these environments, large numbers of people are avoiding each other in a confined space. My basic philosophy is that life is all about relationships. This series is a translation of my observations of people trying to refrain from eye contact, burying themselves in a book, shutting people out through their I Pods, and trying to keep a safe distance from their neighbors.