Artist’s Statement

I see myself as a reporter and interpreter of human emotions – a visual reporter. In my paintings and drawings, I express a personal vision of a universe that is somewhat askew. My work focuses on psychological investigation and ruminations in a world I see as humorous, tragic, exquisite, frightening, bizarre, and mysterious. I use strong color and imagery, ambiguous space, and ironic titles, and often juxtapose the deadly serious with the comically absurd. Through the process of giving form to my experience, I am able to understand and communicate aspects of life which express both personal and universal values. It is most gratifying when my images and ideas seem well integrated, and I have used my art to seek meaning.

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