The subjects in my work focus on voluptuous nudes, plants, animals, and interactions between the three. They are mainly large scale with strong texture and contrast. My work is driven and inspired by personal themes and what I would want to live with daily and be inspired by in my own personal space. I strive to create work that evokes a narrative fabrication unique to each viewer. I love to share what I love and am inspired by with others.
I am driven to work not just as a means of personal statement but because of the work in someway that I feel must exist. Even if it is to me a draft, practice scratch, or a two second scribble. It all resurfaces and often at times in its years of absence, grows. Grows to become a natural evolution of the body of the work from which it resonates from a deeper core not yet illumined. I work in the hope that one line somewhere in something that I have done may in sometime beyond my own inspire greatness in another. The inspiration to create for me comes from the work that has been done or yet to be done in both its failure and its success.
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