In my paintings, multi-media compositions, and interactive installations, I tell stories about the contradictions and anxieties of daily life. Incorporating painting, sculpture, and digital media, I create a stage on which the joys, failures, and fantasies of suburban America can take shape. The stories told are wrapped in fiction, but at the core of each lies a scrap of truth that I have torn from the world around me.
Born in an era of mash-ups and derivatives, I am a cultural omnivore, taking inspiration wherever it is found. The result is a fantastic amalgam that is as much Gilgamesh and Grimm as Monty Python and Mario Bros.
Though my work is full of humor, it is by no means frivolous. We live at a critical point in our nation’s history. We are redefining who we are and our role in the world. We must be active participants in rewriting this collective narrative—not simply by voting or taking to the streets, but by looking at ourselves and making a decision about who we choose to be.