Full Artist's statement
My artwork is a vibrant exaggeration of a natural color palette, which is key in the conceptual ideas underlining my work. The materials and subjects interplay with one another, creating themes of transformation and escapism. In efforts to escape from my own reality and personal challenges, I create art.
The work titters between realities, as the materials are familiar through a human’s viewpoint, but are transformed into themes of sea, nature and animal worlds. Inspired by surrealism, I merge land, sea and human environments, creating a mystical world within a composition or piece of work. I juxtapose these different subjects, disregarding their true scale and treat them all as shapes fitting together as puzzle pieces. I am in awe of nature and animals and want to be a part of their world and them a part of mine. Through transforming materials and juxtaposing vibrant colors I can relate to these other worldly environments that I create in a composition, performance, installation or sculpture. In my artwork I create environments and scenarios that can seem absurd, nonsensical and are always embedded with dark humor.
Materials and color palettes based on nature are exaggerated into a pseudo reality in my work; an animal and or natural world on steroids. My work uses enhanced color schemes and transformed materials to relate to a natural world through a human lens.