I make art about humanity - about human beings and the relationship between their physical appearance, their inner selves, and the world around them. The means by which I express these ideas varies from one artwork to the next, often appearing inconsistent, but the overall intent remains the same; I make art that documents physical life and explores the parts of life that we can't see.
My primary interest as an artist is humanity, and while my vision was once limited to self portraiture - because the only internal self I can explore is my own - I have since broadened that view into one encompassing all people. I do this using two bodies of work. One body of work documents people's physical appearance via the use of life-casts. The other involves a collaborative approach where I allow myself to become the conduit by which people can express their inner selves.
My early work (2005-2011) was about what I call "the self/self relationship", which is the relationship between a sentient being's physical form and its inner consciousness. I explored this concept by creating painted juxtapositions of people's faces (often myself) and their non-physical attributes (i.e. thoughts, memories, emotions, histories, feelings, and so on). My current work splits this idea into two; it represents the physical self using life-casts and exhibits them alongside representations of someone's inner self as represented by collaborative, often illusory paintings.