My work is a personal reflection of experiences that are common within all of us, and is an attempt at understanding the human condition. I’m often attracted to and intrigued by cultures that are/or have been ravaged by the modern industrial man. I feel attracted to these seeming lost ways of living, and attempt to reflect its influence upon me in my work. This type of art can be described as primitivism, but I don’t want to defined to one artistic ideology, and I allow myself to be as open minded as possible so that I may continue my artistic growth.
Currently in my painting I use any mark making tool at my disposal to tell an almost patch worked story. Words and phrases are left exposed, erased, painted over, and worked into characters often on paths of self discovery. I allow layers to peak through others in hopes to tease the viewers eye to looker closer and attempt to put it all together.
Ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted to be an artist, I don’t think I ever truly wanted to be anything else. I graduated with a BFA at Iowa State University in the Fall of 2009, and am doing my best at pursing my dream.
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