My work explores the sublimity of existence often through a dystopian environment emblematic of disaster and destruction without abandoning subtle indications of hope and awe. I am fascinated by perseverance and find this primordial instinct and necessity of life to be both noble and suspect, especially when the path is perilous, and end bodes to be bleak.
The artwork I create is usually categorized as imagined realism. The imagery in the work is often altered, conflated, and recontextualized from photographic and imagined sources. It’s then translated into traditional mediums which are applied by hand through a long studio process.
I seek out the symbolic gray attempting to raise open-ended questions that are subject to interpretation while presenting an alarming beauty. The subject matter depicted allows for an open-ended inquiry into the bewildering human condition and may address an extensive range of contemporary challenges such as climate change and adaptation in the era of the Anthropocene.