This body of work describes my attempt to find what human connection is, my process of investigation, and the stories I record observing millennial culture. Through years of watching those whom I am closest to, I have uncovered a much larger narrative about a generation that is often maligned. This narrative features a group of unruly yet relatable individuals that together confront adulthood and cope with the issues that face them. The environments in which I observe are overtly optimistic, from late nights on a Memphis porch to bustling parties full of quirky characters. Through careful curation, these stories are overlapped to create large scale, intricate watercolors. The transparency of watercolor is embraced within these jovial scenes as the figures’ poses are meticulously layered over one another. The background is subtly revealed underneath layers of flailing arms and nodding heads, resulting in an effect that mimics motion, and the scenes begin to softly vibrate. Convincing but physically impossible environments are constructed to fuse different scenes and spans of time together. The edges of these composed settings are left to fade out to the white of the paper, allowing the painting to breathe. In addition, the unforgiving nature of watercolor and areas of spontaneous activity create lively compositions that mirror the imperfections of my figures in a metaphorical way. Despite these cheerful interactions, the plight of these young people are represented through messages that are deeply embedded within the scene. The messages symbolize issues that hang over our lives, and as specific characters and their concerns are repeated in the work, they become more relatable to my viewers, like the main characters in a T.V. show. Their stories intertwine and thus make a comment on the culture of this particular group.