I’ve recently gone through a drastic shift, from creating intimate abstract work on paper to larger representational paintings on canvas. This transition started as a means of stepping out of the “comfort zone” that I had created in developing a specific process over the course of a decade or so. Initially, I was focused on paintings of plants and animals, primarily as a means of reacquainting myself with the academic painting techniques of my formative years. My recent paintings have depicted ambiguous characters in compromising situations. Currently, I am interested in exploring themes of desperation and existential dread through a playful and slightly humorous lens.