My current studio work focuses on the idea of a fantasy world that inverts reality. My body of work emerged from a strong interdisciplinary approach. The development of my visual language of forms, shapes, colors and texture is inspired from, and the result of working back in forth in different mediums such as drawing, painting and sculpture.
With a foundation in sculpture, my process incorporates an interdisciplinary approach, allowing me to simultaneously think and problem solve both two- and three-dimensionally. In my practice, sculptures become sketches for my paintings and drawings. I build small-scale sculptural models to use as references for my two-dimensional work with any materials becoming my drawing tools. I construct these models using man-made as well as recycled materials and transform them into organic forms that reference landscapes, human biology, and living organisms.
Using these sculptures and photographed images, I strive to create environments and creatures that are both familiar and alienated at the same time. While truly unique and fanciful, the forms that I create interact with their surroundings in a way that is simultaneously logical and perspectival (evoking a traditional figure-ground relationship). I explore unique interpretations of the landscape of alternate realities by questioning what would happen if we ignored common expectations and broke the rules of the known physical world. Through the amusing and disturbing qualities present in sculptures and paintings, I attempt to spark a dialogue between nature and man-made culture questioning the conflict of our habitual comforts.