About the Work
It is my intention to make work that simultaneously evokes a reflexive response but also creates an opening for further knowledge and deeper connections. Not only is the giant pacific octopus beautiful and alien to behold but did you know they have three hearts and use their suckers not only to grasp but to taste and smell as well? The more I know about my subject material the more personally connected I feel to it. When that happens, I find the work produced touches on something in viewers that is either a new hunger to have a more informed relationship with the subject or a warm and familiar compatriotism at having found a fellow enthusiast.