Artist Statement

The world’s a messy place. We could spend a lifetime trying to create order around disorder- just trying to make sense of it all. Throughout my work, I put my experience into a sequence of connecting marks as a way to create order. My story is realized in compositions filled with brush strokes created with the aid of  tooling. I think of those marks as relationships. Each piece is defined by how my relationships and connections brought me to the piece I’m creating. I know there aren’t enough hours in the day to fully capture true meaning but I keep trying. The act of trying is what I find meaningful.

Recognizing our cultural circumstances, I’m portraying a search for truth that revolves around political, environmental, and social situations. My goal is to inspire viewers to engage in the beauty of diversity in our world.