The basis of my artistic research explores the possibilities of manipulating surface and materiality. Much of what I draw from creatively transcends everyday experiences. These investigations impact the tactile presence of my paintings, which often incorporate words that reflect social tropes, fragmented narratives or perceptive shifts. An image of trompe l'oeil periodically challenges the viewer's experience of real-life and illusion. Motif, chance operations and the idea of pentimento are at play in varying degrees. Viewers of my artwork experience physical surfaces that suggest chaotic order, revealing visual traces of earlier stages of the painting. Incised lines on wood panels allow for unconventional, sometimes gestural moments when naïve lines and skill converge on an experimental axis.
Social projects engage ironic humor and comment on the fetishization of art. These projects often involve a collaboration or performance and engage aspects of online social mediums, commercial display, cultural metaphor and semiotic themes. Cross-disciplinary processes and conceptual ideas merge on an experimental axis of creative expression critiquing social, cultural and institutional behavior. I will continue to explore this aspect of my creativity through the use of developing technologies such as video projection and interactive sound installations.