Roey is an incredibly spirited, warm, goofy, and inspiring human. Meeting him has been a gift, and I’m so honored to have been able to be part of this experience. I honestly feel like I’ve known him for years. Roey went through cancer treatment in his 20s, and expressed to me that he is in a much lighter, more positive place now. I wanted to convey a feeling of transition through this piece – to show an exit from the vast darkness, and movement into a brighter, illuminated, beautiful space. While the memories and fear of what was will always remain, he has come out of such a scary time on the other side, and has entered a phase of growth, optimism, and joy with a newfound perspective on life. There’s a sense of peace when you’re with Roey. He’s calm, he’s curious, he’s funny. He’s a true example of someone who is grateful for each morning – grateful for the light.