waking up

The world is beautiful and maddening. There are days it seems like a swirling mess. These paintings are explorations of human rights, the environment, and the ways our species contributes to its own frailty. I invite you into eerie landscapes where cheerfulness is confronted by an accumulation of difficult observations about our world. Animals say goodbye to their natural habitats and “fresh baked cookies” are drizzled with chemical compounds. With lavish color as well as disquieting dinginess, I encourage the viewer to linger in that world. Often my pieces contain recycle things I have collected over the years including scraps of paper, nutrition labels and things I have kept around for sentimental value.