My work intermingles the magical, the uncanny, the
impossible, and the real. It ranges from painting and collage to construction. At times I collaborate, and my work extends to performance. While I depict the natural world, the results are constructed, taken from moments of direct observation, but recombined to embody a more existential reality.
I often use animals as subject matter. So much about
animals is recognizable and familiar, on one hand, and so
impenetrably unrecognizable on the other. By that I mean that we might see in them familiar qualities like curiosity, fear, or pleasure, but in the end we can never ultimately think like they think. So animals provide a platform to explore qualities of familiarity and strangeness, as well as the knowable and the mysterious. Regardless of media and format, everything I make presents the subject in a way that brings its inherent underlying strangeness to the forefront.