Painting, collage, installation, and photographic works that deal with themes of cuteness, color, and comfort, and the more complex issues they reveal.
The unifying theme throughout my body of work is a juxtaposition of comfort and tension. I address phobias, hangups, and sources of discomfort by situating them within or alongside scenes of order and design. Birds, which I dislike, also represent larger ideas of disarray and loss of control, while islands are an image of my struggles with spatial conceptualization, and lifelong nightmares of distant or abandoned spaces. My aesthetic is intentionally neat, sparse, and pleasantly colored as a means of catharsis; this art is the one place where I, at least in my mind, have control.