I make videos based on pregnant moments I observe in my everyday life. My filmmaking background informs the techniques I use to build and sustain a sense of anticipation while emphasizing the passage of time. Through an extended look at a narrative fragment, often with a single action as its focus, the subtlest shifts become prominent and the viewer has time to examine everything within the mise-en-scène. I seek to access the tension and mystique that lay beneath the surface of familiarity.