I am interested in exploring California cultural elements of skateboarding, surfing and graffiti culture, alongside a personal connection to the landscape, organic matter and entanglements of consciousness. My work approaches the painting world in a phenomenological way. Shifts of scale, ambiguity, and temporality are central themes of my work. I’m interested in having viewers explore the canvas as if traversing through a landscape. Earth excavations and emptiness, natural and artificial, built landscape and natural landscape, alienation and existential strangeness are dualities I wish to investigate in my practice.
My recent work presents a series of concentric mushroom gills representing and translating a personal experience; 8 days and 115 miles by skateboard across central California to question methodologies of progress.