At times, it feels like there’s a boiling pot of water inside of me, and the only way to release the pressure is through painting abstractly. I feel a deep connection to the paint when I work expressively, using my hands to paint and make adjustments as needed.
This piece was heavily inspired by the movement of water and the vast amounts of life that exist within our oceans. I want to dive in and explore.
I urge you to get lost within your mind. There is nothing quite like the infinite.
2018. 16 X 16”. Acrylic on canvas.
I was living as Grumpy Man for most of my teenage years.
Grumpy Man is a visual representation of how I felt throughout that time; surrounded by pain, blood, violence, and anger. I had horns as defenses and darkness in my eyes, despite my bubbly, light exterior.
I created Grumpy Man as a way to let go of those feelings.
2018. 24 X 36”. Acrylic on canvas.
I once had a vision of a magenta mushroom with a large green eye, growing towards an unfamiliar sky. It is an evolved type of fungi, seemingly crossing the boundary between the animal and fungi kingdoms.
Speak No Mind
2016. Acrylic on canvas with resin and a fly.
I used to feel trapped, as if I were present in my body but I felt miles within my skull.
Throughout my childhood, I felt muted by external factors. My voice wasn’t spoken, heard, or acknowledged. The sinking feeling that existed in my heart needed a face, and that face ended up with stern eyes and furrowed brows. It’s long, golden hair muffles its mouth, so strongly that it begins to bleed. It has no voice. There is a very small fly that looks at the face forever encased in resin.