I am interested in the way peoples' minds process and retain images. The connections between people depend on how we see and interpret and misinterpret emotions and behaviors. Anthro Optic(a) is a study that examines the function of observation, memory and perception through form and image. I believe experience serves as a filter for our eyes that influences the way we think. Like the camera, the human minds records images and visual memory functions as a device to catalog them. Memories are like fragments of movies in one's head -- often linking several images from different places in time. The understanding of these images impacts the way we think and how we process future information. The way that people respond through emotions and behaviors is directly related to personal experience. Despite different experiences, we generate similar emotions and behaviors. The interpretation of these elements, and how we react, can affect an individual's sense of self and well-being. This has always been paramount to my life and work because the two are so deeply intertwined -- each one supporting the other. The exhibition Anthro Optic(a) was presented in the Flor y Canto Gallery at San Diego State University, from March 13-19, 2011. This study included a collection of ten optical devices and photographs that examine my interest in people -- how we think, behave and feel. The photographs, and the objects that house them, playfully explore my relationship to thought and memory.