My work is largely ethnographic and is meant to give shape and form to various

contemporary issues including healthcare struggles, media bias, police brutality, war,

femininity and sexual representation. Many of my pieces are quite large and meticulously

overworked in a nearly obsessive manner. Some also have collage elements that consist

of separate drawings, which are then cut out and pieced together to form the composition.

I believe the manner of image creation is important, and symbolic of the internal mindset

created when confronting or rationalizing the issue being illustrated.

In the past I had been focusing on various disparate elements working together to

form a narrative space. It all started with the “Standard Deviation” series, 70 printed

works from the combination and reorganization of roughly 350 linocuts. These works

juxtaposed human elements and object representations to form a single environment that

was a snapshot of everyday human mythologies and experiences. As this process

evolved, my drawings would often explore a symbolic and literal destruction and

regrowth. Images would be mashed together, deeply layered, cut through, and warped;

and even the paper itself would sometimes be hand made from documents, trash, and

other materials from the world around me. Remnants of personal relics, ashes of loved

ones, grass, and blood were integrated into the fibers of the paper during its creation to

help form an artifact that is unique and deeply personal in nature. They reflect my

personal anxieties in today’s political climate, and often take a new look at traditional

themes such as proverbs or myths.