Fundamentally, everything I make is about presence and materiality—specifically, using one to explore the other through the various processes involved in painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.
Objects and (typically) solitary figures inhabiting illusory or real space in a particular moment are the vehicles I use to push the given medium—paint, wood, ephemera, cold wax, etc.—and to explore the physical and emotional edge of that particular, fleeting moment.
Texture, accident, and imperfection are constant companions in my work regardless of media because these also characterize my lived experience. Optimally, my engagement with materials results in an artifact that holds some resonance for the viewer and somewhere between my making and the their looking, is the nexus of connection.
I won’t go so far as to say, “I’m nothing without you”, but I do feel that my hermetic practice is ideally only one aspect of a broader and meaningful interaction.