I strive to make original and evocative imagery that reflects my own subjective being in the world.
Most my new work is digitally assembled and finalized. It might incorporate my own drawings and photos. The reason for using the computer is it’s just too powerful of a tool to not take advantage of. Also, I believe in the future, if not already, most people will access art via the computer, and hence art created or elaborated on a monitor will be the most accessible and appreciable when viewed on a monitor.
My subjects are usually pretty serious. My early work is expressionistic, surrealistic, and existentially bleak. My more recent work may have similar characteristics but frequently adds a significant dimension of transcendence.
I’m currently living in Asia, teaching and traveling, and you can see the Eastern influence in several of my new pieces. Eventually I’d like to be able to put my full efforts and concentration on my art, as opposed to my employment situations.
Work is really a distraction from doing art, isn't it? Well, in my case it is. It's more relevant as personal experience in that it contributes to my content or vision. Previously I've worked in a bank, a memory and peripherals company, and a bunch of temp jobs.
Currently I'm teaching English in China, and I've been living in Asia (China, Vietna, and Thailand) for close to 5 years. The experience of living overseas and being immersed in other cultures actually does have relevance to my art.…Read More
MFA, UC Irvine
BA (Studio Art), UCLA
Some community college: LAVC, Pierce VC