"I approach painting as a process of exploration and discovery. I am searching for new ways of considering the familiar and ordinary, trying to respond to life’s encounters in a poetic way. The idiosyncrasies of my work evolve, with each work contributing to the next. New ideas fuse with previous discoveries, taking my work in unanticipated directions. The resulting imagery is often peculiar, with unusual subjects and environments that suggest provocative scenarios and whimsical metaphors. For me, the most memorable and interesting paintings evoke mystery. Mystery is unknowable. For example, we may intuitively understand a Magritte painting, or appreciate its strangeness, but it defies explanation and remains enigmatic. My intent is to present this kind of opportunity for open interpretation. Ultimately, I am trying to create alternate realities where our world has strayed from what we know to be true: The grotesque becomes beautiful, plants become animals, big becomes small, death becomes life, feminine becomes masculine, night becomes day…"
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