My work is part of a long tradition of artistic narration. I find inspiration in ancient stories, myths, and legends that reveal social expectations and taboos. I am both respectful and critical of time honored tales, questioning their origin, audience, and affect on society. I am exploring the duality of good and evil, love and hate, male verses female, and darkness verses light. These seemingly simple, narrative themes have stood the test of time because they explore the best and worst parts of being human.
Working with a variety of materials, figures come to life through painting and sculpture. Transparent oil pigments create rich tones and layered imagery; visually symbolizing the complex nature of deep human connection. Mythical creatures are formed from simple materials creating three dimensional spaces that allow the viewer to reimagine reality. A curious dialect begins to occur between art, artists and audience, leaving space for new ideas and conversations.