Artist Statement

I am interested in the idea of a comedy of errors. The dark humor in the handling of the work is a nod to the bungled, the absurd, and the tragically mishandled situation. I like exploring the anxiety that arises from the unknown. I try to allow for multiple reads of these situations, and the narratives present are purposefully undetermined. The paintings have a moral ambiguity to create a sense of discomfort or mystery. Escape has been a recurring theme in my work, as well as the futility of battling unseen forces at play. They often involve a menacing, paranormal, or esoteric search for answers.