I do art because it’s been my companion since childhood. Being a loner and slight weirdo, I created friends for myself through drawing pictures and writing stories. It’s an integral part of me that is painful to deny or neglect. It’s the best therapy, confidant, and offers me insurmountable amounts of stability.
I paint, draw, write, and photograph a variety of subjects. Recurrent themes in my work include nudity, brightly colored skies, unnatural landscapes, bits of macabre, and peaceful facial expressions combined with seemingly horrific bodily traumas.
I feel the main point of my work, and what I hope viewers will take away with them, is: “What is seen is not what is”. A simple life lesson that’s easily overlooked. Realizing the balanced unfairness of life — the fusion of equally beautiful and horrific events — it makes sense to represent both simultaneously. It’s the most honest response I can offer and my acknowledgement of these realities allows me to feel peace and a sort of liberation.