“Impulses” is based on the theme of love and death, as well as attraction and repulsion. My work is deeply rooted in art history, and Auguste Rodin is the main influence of this body of work with his large scale sculpture, “The Gates of Hell”, which is based on Dante’s Inferno. This piece portrays figures that are intertwined in various emotional states in the presence of Hell. Being struck by the beauty and intensity of this sculpture, I used it as a jumping off point for “Impulses”. This collection of images illustrates the tension of coupling and the insatiable, desperate nature of desire in a life that is knowingly so temporary and vulnerable. Love can be seen as a potential comfort or distraction from death in a world where everything is under the influence of passion.