My work is the acknowledgment of a punch line. Like a joke, you either get it or you don't.
My images are assemblages that juxtapose humor and language. By attaching and integrating materials the work creates dense layers of information, which result in a visual translation of the contradictions and hostilities of modern life.
The limited use of text in my images provides a dialog in cultural self definition while tapping into a common language. By manipulating the context of words, the images explore the power of dialect and language and how this affects and helps to define who we are.
The unrefined figures in my paintings are
the still laughing survivors of a hostile sensory overloaded society. They
are both narrative and autobiographical.
I believe in the endless narrative possibilities
of painting, and challenge the viewer to provide their own unique interpretation
of each work.