While an undergrad at UC San Diego, I was given an assignment by the completely awesome artist and my professor, Faith Ringgold. My recollection is we were to imagine a journey to the center of the Earth. I drew a sketch and then turned it into this triptych. And my love of painting was ignited. This painting has always hung in my home, currently in my bedroom where it’s the first thing I see every day and the last thing I see every night. I thought I’d be tired of it by now, as it’s quite naive, but I’m not. Lucky me.