Artist Statement

I have always made visual art, first without knowing why and coming later to realize its visionary potential. I have worked across a variety of media seeking clarity of craft, salient symbolism, phenomenological power.

Discoveries, however, are not deliberately packaged up in the art, they are born out of the process of making it. The laws of storytelling are modeled after nature, which is constantly revealing itself through causality. Symbolic characters are like living thought forms that arise in the subconscious and interact in due course. In essence, making art is less an act of creation than it is the exploration of unknown territory.

I have set out to generate a mythological world befitting our time. Its past is fantastically allegorical, and its future a premonition of our challenges. Its inhabitants are reflective of our terrifying collective strength and our individual frailty. Through sculpture, drawing and writing, these maudlin, psychedelically charged characters developed and matured, some that have lived in my mind since childhood. I spent a decade in New York and abroad actualizing them through dreamlike performance art pieces. Eventually a world developed around them and from there an entire fictional history. Now, humbly residing by a Victorian pond in Richmond VA, I am building their bible. I have completed a scripted layout for Volume 1 of a graphic novel series that will be called Hobo City.