I'm an Oklahoma boy living in the inter-mountain west.
I'm a gay kid from the bible belt.
I want my work to indelibly touch you.
My work stems from a lifetime spent exploring the human form. This provides for my fascination with it as subject. I investigate the human figure in order to trigger emotional responses in the viewer: Ultimately, my pursuit of exploring and portraying the emotions elicited by strife and oppression come from an urge to impress upon the viewer the experiences of the oppressed and to draw from them empathy for such. The duality of my feelings about humanity are mirrored in my treatment of the form. Just as I strive to imbue figures with narratives and emotions that may be difficult to confront, I equally endeavor to make the rendering of the figure visually stimulating and even alluring. This effect of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, causes mixed emotions towards my work. My wish is for the viewer to be confronted with and experience this conflict, as it is this conflict that allows me to indelibly affect them.