Chasing perfection, thriving for success, yearning for happiness, and pursuing her dreams. I am Geneva Tomolac. I chase the perfection of my every doing, I thrive for success to prove those who never believed in me, I yearn for happiness for those who are in misery, and I pursue my dreams to share it to the world. I perform these elements through art. Art shapes individuals, cities, and even the world. It truly shaped me and who I am right now. Art influenced me to not only express myself through drawings and paintings but also through photography, sculpting, print making, block printing, and more. My life, my family, my ethics, and my history inspire my artworks. I love art that is rarely seen and art that makes one think and say, "I wonder what this artist is trying to convey?" I have no specific artist that I'm generally inspired by, but there are artists like Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Tang Yin, Tara Donovan, Otto Dix, and many more that I typical find more interest in. Their styles of art can be related to many cultures and it makes the audience ask the question above: "I wonder what this artist is trying to convey?" The medium I almost always use to create my artworks is acrylic. I developed my skills and techniques on how to correctly mix colors, create textures, etcetera using acrylic. Not only have I developed my skills and techniques with acrylic but I also developed them with other mediums such as oil paint, ink, soft pastel, etc. I have discovered that art is not just a word; it isn't just a line on paper or canvas. Art is within the world. It is within the society we all live in. It is within the expressions and emotions we all encompass. It is within all of us. It is within you. Art is within me.