For as long as I can remember, I have been compelled to create. As a kid I would spend hours digging in the ground making armies comprised of bizarre, little clay and stick figures. Three-legged dogs and winged monkeys, my creations were always a little sad, a little misshapen. My own troop of misfits placed in the crucible of the mid-day sun to cure. They were my inner workings made outward.
In my work I try to take feelings and give them form in order to create a world that feels comfortable and real. My work revolves around the tangible interpretation of the everyday. Through a dreamy window, I explore ordinary human experiences, and with compulsion I morph those settled common occurrences and make them strange.
I interchangeably utilize human and animal imagery to symbolize both the best and worst parts of the human condition along with our connection to the environment. Birth, death, love, loneliness, hardships and happiness are some of the themes that I work with, to depict the inner struggles and conditions that make up life that we all experience from day to day. Transforming those feelings into work that include my own symbology, as well as archetypal themes to illustrate the interconnectedness of all humanity.