Everyday life is framed by countless systems: cultures, institutions, families, mythologies, etc. Too often we overlook these systems’ influence on us, and how they may influence identity and behavior. In my art, I want to celebrate the experiences that shape us – good or bad, painful or pleasant – while examining the absurdities of systems that may trap us, dismantling familiar structures to reveal our existential core.
My work often explores themes of chaos and order, abuse and recovery, and journeys to elsewhere. I create in a variety of mediums and genres, all in the service of story, and examining topics from mental and physical illness, domestic abuse, and oppression, to sex and gender, youth, and religion. I’ve enjoyed the many collaborative projects I’ve worked on and facilitated, and I’m always eager to work with new people – whether seasoned artist or casual storyteller.