Artist Statement

As long as humans beings have been around, we’ve been leaving our mark on the things around us; be it representations of flora and fauna, religious ideas, the seasons, or simply as an act of self-preservation. From cave walls to dirty subway trains, we’ve had an instinct to say, “I was here.” It is in these instinctual marks that I’ve found my voice. For over a thousand years, symbols held the knowledge of the highest and most secretive of sciences, alchemy. Recently, I’ve been referencing and implying these ancient and powerful symbols along with transitional-style serif typefaces. Whether painting live at a show or at home in the studio, no painting happens in a vacuum; everything is an influence.