My work is melancholy. I get a sense that something VERY BAD is moments away from happening in my pictures. I’m interested in the voyeuristic nature of social media and the complicated relationship between my subjects and the “Other’s Gaze”. And by its very nature, my drawing forces me to become “The Other” and in turn, face my own relationship to my subjects.
I like to look at it as though through the drawing process, I am hopefully transforming and elevating my source images into something a little more strange, a little more tender, and a little more vacant. There’s definitely something lurking under the surface of my drawings that I can’t really explain.