Many scientists put us in the Anthropocene era. A time where humanity’s impact is so profound that it has altered the course of this earth and all life on it. A planet where so much exists in chaos and perpetual conflict, filtered by technology and our consumption, and littered with environmental, political, economic, and socio-cultural chaos, all of our own making.
I seek to vibrate with the flow of life—its physicality, spirituality, and deep truths. I tell a story of what I see and how I feel about it—built up in layers and rooted in hope and survival.
I infuse my work with bright colors, which inject optimism and reactivate a mindset. I often represent filters flowing through my subjects in tightly organized clusters of symbols inspired by binary code, pop culture, archaic lettering, mathematics, alchemy, and my personal iconography. The symbols and the agonizing process to cluster them neatly represent a way to come to terms with simultaneous realities of connectivity, chaos, and conflict between man, technology, and nature.
The process of repetition is cathartic and gives me a way to organize this chaos and conflict, infuse harmony and stability, and renew hope that mankind will find a way to create a sustainable planet where life and technological advances can live in balance.
As an artist, the ability to connect with viewers and open a space for dialogue and self-reflection is a privilege and a responsibility I feel deeply.To create empathy and bring about actions—breathing hope while keeping it real, giving voice to life that can’t speak—is priceless.