I am fascinated by the physical world, and until recently, my work has focused exclusively in the realm of visceral, terrestrial subjects (skin, teeth, bugs, to name a few) described with physically substantial materials (oil paint, canvas). I employ a rich sensual palette and a variety of marks ranging from repetitive short strokes depicting the striations of human skin, to the dense, flat color fields that fill my negative space, when that element appears. My perspective ranges from close to extreme close-up as I attempt to comprehend and ultimately demystify these supremely complex anatomical surfaces, be they human, bovine or the wings of an insect.
Technology informs my work- from both a practical and theoretical standpoint and it is a primary theme in my sculptural works "Better Living Thru Chemistry", a series of greatly enlarged, brightly colored glass capsules embossed with text messages. Inspired in equal parts by the insidious presence of social media in contemporary culture and the simultaneous rise of direct - to - consumer pharmaceutical marketing, the work pokes fun at the alternately amusing and depressing correlations between the two phenomena as both are employed to over-simplify the human condition and expedite contentment.