I write about the arts to explore the unbridled creativity of artists and their unique and lasting contributions that aren't often acknowledged. My interest in arts writing stems from my work as a mixed-media artist who has been showing my unconventional work in solo and group exhibitions for more than 15 years. I am a member of the Sparkplug artist collective and several arts organizations in Washington, DC. Art has no boundaries and can be a shout of dissent, a raucous joke, or a whispered confidence. Above all, art is an adventure that unfolds each day with the promise of new possibilities. Our world would be a less joyous place in its absence.