I make art about equality because I feel that this is my duty as a contemporary artist and engaged citizen. The idea of challenging American society's perception of marginalized groups is of particular interest to me. Other themes which I explore include collaboration, growth and the combination of the grotesque and the seductive. My work considers the tension and possible space for growth which happens among people as they attempt to communicate. I routinely think about my position, with respect to balance and control, as well as society’s relationship to these ideas. My goal is for the art that I make to contribute to learning and conversation, which hopefully spawns from my viewer’s experience. The art that I make deals with themes of excess, conformity, and deterioration. Material is usually the byproduct of an idea. I enjoy working with a range of mixed media and genres to build a vessel for my thoughts.
last updated 8/13/18