As an artist , my devotion to light , shadows , and
textures drives me. A majority of my work is derived from layering or
texturing studio work with a myriad of images taken from the world around us.
From grudge industrial , to natures surfaces, the final work is a pastiche , a
homage to the world surrounding us via its infusion into the human shape. The
images taken outside of the studio drive my endeavours inside the studio.
Whether the base layer be the Paris skyline or a bleak umber toned natural arch
in the Utah desert , all are imbued with potential to wend their way into the
work. The initial image will usually determine the poses necessary in the
studio session in most situations. The goal , in many cases , is to challenge
the viewer to understand how the base image compliments or marries the
background image. Yes, the darker, more industrial the end product , the
better. Stepping further into the concept , human shapes have been used as
modifiers in my most recent work . Each work is carefully planned and
experimented with as a lengthy process to determine the final piece .