My drawings are explorations into a theme of natural and manmade disasters I have been exploring for the last several years. They represent a collision between nature and people. The work raises questions about longevity, the consequences of human behavior, and differences in cultural or national attitudes. This theme emerged from my own personal anxieties as well as the world events.
I contrast finely crafted and strangely beautiful images against harsh repulsion to draw attention to the beauty of violence. I am interested in the conflict of conscience
and the consequences that result. I translate these images into more abstract objects with prickly textures and complex structures that often mimic organic materials and formations found in nature. I am interested in assembling and breaking down structures creating scenes and objects bristling with tension somewhere between beautiful and dangerous.