I intend to bring a dissonant charge to the work I create. Playful and quirky on the exterior, my
work uses whimsy as a device to draw closer inspection, leading to greater awareness and
introspection among viewers. Once engaged, the viewer often find evocations of the dark matter
that is the underbelly of human existence--issues of loss, abuse, and death—striking a primordial
My work ranges from paintings and interactive sculptures to animations and performance. I am
particularly interested in turning the traditional medium of painting into a multi-dimensional and
interactive experience for the viewer. I strive to accomplish this by creating interactive
mechanical sculptures with original soundtrack as well as stop motion animations based on my
paintings and accompanied by original music compositions. Both of these endeavors result in a
"New Painting"– multi-sensory, time-based, and interactive.
My latest new endeavor "Not a Sad Tale" has launched me into a direction of performance art.
I've always been interested in creating stories and characters which move freely between logical
and illogical, realistic and illusory, predictable and surprising, representing life that can only be
lived, but never understood. My performance builds on that, merging the creator (myself) with
the creation (animation) in a way that blends the on-stage reality and its sublimation on screen.
The electroacoustic track mixes fixed media with sounds that I manipulate in real time entirely
with my breathing. Going beyond mere accompaniment, the music serves as a primary voice in
the narrative and its unfolding.
My work speaks to the nature of being, to the heart as well as the intellect and is accessible to
people of all ages and backgrounds.