My work is a constant reinterpretation of life’s experiences. I create large graphite and charcoal drawings on paper, and oil paintings on canvas and linen that use symbols, figures, and cloudy atmospheres to convey an emotion, a memory, or an idea. My art is process driven; inspired first by writings in my diary, then sketched briefly, before progressing to a larger format. During this process I challenge myself to think differently and find abnormal ways to visually depict my writings of the subject: representing freedom by the flight of a bird in a storm, or inner chaos through clouds consuming everything in sight.
Although my drawings and paintings stand as individual works, my clouds and symbols have similarities that connect certain pieces together. This illustrates my belief that some connections hide in plain sight. In my attempt to connect with viewers, I encourage their curiosity by creating compositions with many hidden forms in the background. My art is intended to be understood by everyone.
We all have a story. Solidarity is not just a beautiful idea, but a meaningful pursuit; one in which we subconsciously take part in every day.