The contrast between delight and torment, joy and pain
compels me to explore the dichotomies that occur in
everyday life. I create conceptual work about chaotic
psychological states with a veil of beauty and order.
Through my deliberate and controlled approach, I seek to
draw the viewer in to my exploration of the themes of
trauma, connection, despair, transformation and isolation.
I begin with a visceral response to individual or
collective stories about the imbalances that occur in life
and the desires to contain uncertainty within some form of
logic to give seemingly random events reason. As I learn
about the intricacies of an experience, I translate it into
a visual disguised in a systematic appropriation of
artifacts of everyday life. I create my work to have a
dialog at various levels, from the beauty of an aesthetic
surface, to the deeper meaning behind my discoveries. Using
culturally ubiquitous materials, such as bandages, erasers
and satellite dishes in suburbia, I draw the viewer in to
reflect on a shared human experience.