Address252 Java Street
In my work I’ve been exploring the rub between our culture and nature. My intention is to participate in the conversation about consumerism and Earth being at odds with one another. My critique is articulated through symbolic paintings of events that oscillate from the banal to the momentous — all to remind my viewers that what we have come to know as our normal relationship to the earth is actually a strange disaccord. An important aspect of my work involves exposing the deficiency that I feel is inherent in a consumerist culture. As American media and advertisements manipulate our most vulnerable — young people — a painful transition into adult life becomes inevitable. Therefore I’ve been working with the images of children — or rather children with adult heads — to express a consciousness about this system, paired with a severe inability to revise it.