I construct abstract collages and drawings of found materials, paper, and fabric with painted accents and interventions. Removing materials from their original contexts, I combine them in ways that create spatial and narrative ambiguity.
The resulting hybrid compositions embody dissimilar, contrasting qualities: organic-geometric, hard-soft, dimensional-linear. Attempts to reconcile or interpret them resemble the mechanisms by which we try to understand and define what we experience internally and in interaction with others.
While visually abstract, I consider the resulting works to be diagrams or portraits of imagined mental states such as desire, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, pleasure, or joy.