Much of my artwork and imagery originates from science fiction and sci-fi related themes. As a stop-motion animator, I used to spend a lot of time developing my own stories and designing characters and the realms that they inhabited. Although I have not been involved in animation for some time, the desire to tell sci-fi related stories continues to be a motivating factor in my artwork.
Many of the angry robots in my earlier paintings seemed compelled to destroy unseen entities that existed beyond the picture frame. After spending time wondering what they were fighting against, or destroying, I finally decided to find out. My larger-scale paintings zoom out to expose a bigger picture that has allowed me to explore the environments and creatures that inhabit them.
Most of my paintings grow out of simple story ideas, which gradually become more involved as additional supporting storyline elements and details are added. I frequently begin with a background pattern or tessellation and then build on top of it. I generally use thin acrylic paint, as well as spray paint, and paint markers.
My goal is to tell intriguing stories that are visually and thematically dynamic. I want to capture worlds and events that currently only exist in theory or within the possibility of science fiction.