I have a longstanding interest in the fragility and
resilience of human flesh. I am also intrigued by paradoxes in paintings, and
do my best to involve them in my own work whenever possible. A painting that
is highly detailed yet fails to tell us important information about its subject
captivates me. The prospect of making a beautiful painting of an ugly thing
excites me. Paradox and internal contradictions slow down viewers when they try
to read work. Reading a piece more slowly allows for the possibility that
viewers will find varied meanings in the painting and will perhaps contribute
some of their own to the piece.
The various bodies of work on this site all grow out of the general statement above, though each merits some additional explanation.