My work is a place of faith, growth, and healing. It reflects the human condition and spiritual truths. The work through analogy and parable, faces fears, spells out hopes, and dives into joy and sorrow. The images puzzle, humor, intrigue, and point to the odd elements that make up life; these often disparate events that shape us into who we are.
Whether using objects, toys or people I consider the work figurative, and these figures act as players within an analogy or concept as a whole. They are representations of the human soul; characters made out of this experience, that piece of genetics, and those influences of contemporary American culture. They hope, chuckle, fear, dream, hide, or ramble through the work.
I enjoy immensely painting and drawing, and am also intrigued by the dialog that can come about when combining two-dimensional imagery with three-dimensional elements. I see the frame as a sculptural component that plays into the content of the image giving additional information and insights. I also enjoy creating installations by doing large images on the walls out of acrylic and pastel, as well as creating images in glass.
The work is about being. It is my objective to move the viewer into a place of reflection on their experiences and who they are. The artwork is about continuing to grow up within all the difficulties and blessings this life presents.
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