My current body of work, Demiurge, visualizes the constant intrusion of outside forces into the tenuous bubble of personal life. Blending components of still life and landscape painting, my work considers how our inner world is shaped by both the slow pressure of history and the staccato jackhammer of current events. In these works, domestic objects, animals, and totemic figures enact small dramas in a terrain of segmented land-forms. Created through staged photographs, digital manipulation, and imagination, these scenes are fused with patterns and imagery drawn Northern Renaissance and Gothic art. Though the scenes are chaotic and occasionally violent, the narratives are ultimately about resilience and the joy inherent in being alive.