Artist statement

My work is dark and humorous. I try to convey how life is both hopeless and bleak, yet beautiful and inspiring. I identify with the outcast in all of us. We are a world of lost souls, waiting for our inevitable demise. In the meantime, let’s have a drink and a laugh.

I am fascinated with the human face and its lack of symmetry. I am especially drawn to faces with too many miles and not enough upkeep.  While exaggerating facial expressions and features, I try to keep the demeanor ambiguous, often in a kind of “euphoric-melancholy.”

When constructing my work, I pay special attention to highlight the ubiquitous cracks on the surface. The cracks, which range from barely perceptible to large fissures, help convey the wounds and scars that life bestows on us as we live our lives.