Artist Statement

My perspective stirs me to explore the destruction of perfection. Perfection is predictable. Less real. Less alive. Conversely, imperfection is liberating, authentic. And imperfection, in an ironic twist is itself perfect.

I use my photography/illustration to create art that invokes curiosity. My world is a paradox. Cruel yet kind. Hideous yet beautiful. Oppressive yet liberating. Reality is and will continue to be defined by each and every individual’s lens. As an artist, my lens is always shifting, as inspiration is a wily beast, impossible to tame. I discover inspiration in the texture and feel of concrete to the smooth shimmer of glass and metal. The natural decay of rust. The intense dizzying colors of gemstones. But I find nothing more intoxicating than animals. The intensity of their eyes. The intricacy of their various textures and skins. Their vibrant colors and the authenticity of their behavior. And in their authenticity, I find them nothing short of hypnotic.

I also find inspiration in the possibility of humanity. Despite the fact that some of us continue to blow each other up and condemn that which we don't understand, more people than ever are open to understanding others' varying perspectives. When hope fades it instantly renews with the realization that humanity continues to evolve.

I use my photography/illustration to create art that invokes curiosity and print my work on aluminum which yields a holographic effect resulting in great dimension and depth ever transforming with various light.