Studio visit and interview with Pleat Gallery. Read the full interview at pleatgallery.com.
"I’d say my work is visually childlike and playful, but has dark undertones about loss, addiction, and nostalgia for childhood. I usually work either in painting or installation and my art is informed by cemeteries I have visited or the neighborhood I grew up in. My paintings are abstracted observations of those visits, focused on the layout of the cemetery, tombstones I found interesting, and the piles of flowers, candles, balloons, letters, and dirt that are on plots or in recycling bins. My installations tend to reference those visits more literally with mounds of dirt, flowers, grass, and even tents and childhood games like hopscotch."