"We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it."
The majority of my work takes the form of autobiographical fables. These complex narratives embody personal history and beliefs, and are manifested through hybrid interests in biology, science fiction, mythology, language and psychology. Surgical decisions create non linear connections in an attempt to encourage viewer exploration. Subtle clues are often woven into and around my work, allowing for various levels of discovery. Above all, I value the experience of art, and aim to immerse and engage my audience.
At times, these detailed accounts can become too overbearing, for myself and (what I can imagine) for viewers. I turn to a different chapter and focus on formal elements of art and design: Line variation and contrast, material explorations, observational drawings, and surface-level visual seduction. Variation and play is a valuable tool in creation. Whether conceptual or formal, seductive or glum, sincerity serves as the sole vehicle for my work.