Born in an era of mash-ups and derivatives, I am a cultural omnivore, taking inspiration wherever it is found. The result is a visual amalgam that is as much Gilgamesh and Grimm as Monty Python and Mario Bros.

 

My paintings tell stories about the contradictions and anxieties of living in this strange time. On canvas, I portray a constant intrusion of global discord into the tenuous bubble of personal life. The result is a highly variable mix of stylized, fractured imagery.

 

Though my work is saturated in 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.