Every scene is depicted in a moment of constant transition, creating a tension between the static image and dynamic narrative. Whether there is a figure sleeping, walking, dead, or dying, it is always to show an important moment just discovered in that figures psych; a moment of transformation and unmasking. Unfortunately, more times than not, the world that the figure lives in are not impressed in the slightest.
Each character, tree, rock, river, fish, and animal is imagined to be duct taped together. Everything is self-lit frankensteined bits of doodles, visual puns, paint mistakes, and popular and unpopular culture references trying desperately to shed light on their strange surroundings. The new work employs tonal shifts from that of Fauvist painters fused with the blushing and constricting color of Moghul Miniatures.
I am constantly investigating different ways of compressing multiple events and moments into a single scene, a common conceit of manuscript, alchemy and Sienese imagery. It is my intention to create drama within the construction of spatial shifts, clashing color palettes, nameless characters, and strange landscapes to create a sense of mystery drama. Although each piece seems to differ in their outward form from one to the next, I keep coming back to the feeling that I have always painted the same painting just dressed up in a different costume.