I am an artist and graphic designer.
My focuses include bookmaking, drawing, illustration, layout design, photography, printmaking, video art, and writing.
I find that there is a relationship of mortality in the fleeting life we share to my visual art. The work has themes of the body, the landscape, and cyclical routines. I am interested in storytelling through words in relation to this visual art. This allows the forms to be read together where writing becomes the drawing and vice versa. This writing is in relationship to my life, my prints, video art, and observational draftsman work.
I traverse among many mediums and am beginning to study painting as a product of my printmaking. I find fiction literature, as well as poetry, both my own and other Americana artists, making the concept of the work as a starting point. I would like to tear apart the beliefs of the tortured artist and decipher what being an artist means for me as an American man.
I concentrate on the macho, the uncomfortable and undefinable, humor, American kitsch, human sensuality, pain, and drawing space. I like to wonder how art and design can and cannot transform these.