“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advancement.” -Orville Wright, American Inventor
As a child, I was uncomfortable. I felt like an alien on earth. Like there had been some cosmic mistake and the angels in heaven sent down the wrong guy. I had this sense that I wasn’t supposed to be here. I didn’t have the capacity to express it at that age, but I understood how I felt.
Limitations and discomfort can have positive effects, however. These feelings led me into a lifetime of searching and learning, to find meaning internally, as well as in the world around me. In my work and my life I am constantly assessing and reassessing my beliefs, ideas and feelings. I'm fascinated with philosophical, psychological and spiritual issues at the core of our existence which reflect my innate desire to live a life infused with meaning, depth and joy.
In my mixed media photographic based assemblages, I use a heavy dose of layering to illustrate and express my internal dichotomies, questions, hypocrisies and evolving perceptions. By blending multiple exposure photographs, with paint and drawings, I experiment. I start with an idea, embarking on a journey with each piece. I bring concepts, imagery, technology and techniques together which on the surface may seem to clash or be incongruous, to create a cohesiveness in my art that I wrestle with in my life.