My work explores the intersection of creation and deterioration, and the way this parallels human relationships.  As living beings, we inherently desire one while resisting the other, often resulting in conflicting senses of wonder and anxiety.  I attempt to capture this oscillation between moments of growth and decay, allowing the viewer a chance to inhabit and contemplate this transition.
In my drawings the images often collapse into themselves while simultaneously expanding. Living creatures are fused together through some external, often organic force in an instant of transient mortality and uncertainty.  These animals serve as empathetic placeholders, a reminder of our own intersecting human experiences.  Their species and station in the natural world are irrelevant and upended; each is equally impotent against the uncertainty of their current situation. In my drawings, the images often simultaneously expand while collapsing.  Animals are fused together through some external force in a moment of fixed transience.  In this way, these animals serve as empathetic placeholders for our own intersecting and complicated human experiences. Here, their species and stations in the natural world are irrelevant and upended; each is equally impotent against the uncertainty of its current situation.  Through extreme detail, dramatic lighting, and attractive compositions, I strive to create a superficial sense of harmony and unity.  However, upon closer examination the drawings reveal only upheaval or uncertainty.