Artist's Statement

My work flows from my subconscious. I explore my psyche’s despair and hope. I try to explore humanities despair and hope. I use abstraction and irony to convey these basic human feelings. I try to show our fragility and our strength. And our folly.

I am influenced by my past career as a firefighter. Seeing suffering and loss daily, despair is often a foregone conclusion. Observing people cope, leads to hopefulness. A background in philosophy helps to inform my work with hope in the face of despair, and of the angst of being human.

I try to offset despair with hope, and beauty. To bring some respite to the human condition.

It is my way of coping.