Artist Statement
As the main medium of my paintings, crushed volcanic rock, is derived from the core of our planet, my body of work is also an attempt to tap into the core of human experience.

I believe we have more similarities than differences. When we survey human history, specifically through art, it becomes clear that all cultures share a collective understanding of meaning and symbols, what I might even call a collective soul. By using the iconography of ancient languages, religions, science, and mysticism, I hope to not only reconsider how we create meaning but also our relationship with the universal.

My work is fixed in this central principle, in the reservoir that all experiences and realities drink from. I like to think of my work as one of the many estuaries that flows out of this reservoir, asking us to consider where we come from, where we are now, and hopefully break down the boundaries between familiarity and possibility.