My work obsessively discusses the self, myself. I oscillate between literal portraiture and detached versions. I seek an ever-evolving and fantastically unattainable personal definition of perfection. I snub all of my past selves and their decisions, and then I talk about it. 

Nearly all of my work as a painter finds its basis in photography. I blur the line between the vernacular and constructed. The contrast of a more reality-bound viewpoint and one of contrivance, neither necessarily being the ultimate positive or negative, consumes me.

The novelty of the "me" concept is its ability to develop a setting of partial understanding. Common experiences and recognizable feelings exist. Those aside, only I know the details. I take comfort in the push and pull of control. Painting is a largely selfish endeavor in which I always retain the last word.

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