As an artist, I work with two dimensional materials, including painting, drawing, collage, and printmaking. Since graduate school I have worked to develop a personal vocabulary of imagery and mark making that speaks to my interest in the balance of form and content. My work deals with the juxtaposition of color, pattern and form with a postmodern sensibility. Combining these elements with various stylistic tendencies creates a personal narrative that allows me to explore my own personal experiences on a conceptual basis while working within the construct of formalism. The imagery that I choose to work with represents various, albeit cryptic, aspects of my personal life. By placing seemingly disparate imagery together within the confines of the picture plane, I create relationships and meaning that speak to who I am. This dichotomy of various imagery and thoughts is at the heart of all the art I make. The sources for my images are derived from many places. Ideas of a nostalgic past, of longing, and of loss, of high and low art, my knowledge of art history, popular culture and objects and close to me all serve as inspiration for the art that I make. I do this work because it is a way that I can communicate with others about my own life and the world around me.
“Little Space Girl” 2008 oil on canvas 36 × 36"