I’ve read 300 pages of federal regulatory code to find a way to legally buy yellowcake uranium as an unemployed 23-year-old. It’s also true that several of my paintings have been incinerated by an EPA hazmat team.
I have an almost neurotic curiosity about the world. Factfinding and click holes entertain me as much as TV. Consequentially, my artwork often centers on a captivating fact I’ve stumbled across and expands outward to incorporate complicated materials and misunderstood subject matter that lies beyond everyday familiarity. Things like radiation, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, germs, GMOs, and even narcotics are all fascinating and relatively unnerving. While often considered outright dangerous, I present these technologies as complex tools—able to be used for both good and bad.
Elegant and striking visuals in my work function as an icebreaker for deeper engagement with these topics. I utilize sleek, modern, and minimal materials, often employing repetition and symmetry in my hybridized paintings in addition to strategic flashes of supersaturation.