My work is a representation of our shared frustration and perceived inability to effect desired change. I intend to provoke a sense of disorientation and imbalance as a way to highlight uncertainty about the future. Seemingly benign colors and paint application quickly yield to an emotional shift born out of a profusion of tightly bound shapes and images. This often causes a tension, or even claustrophobia. Everything appears stable but with an underlying feeling of impending collapse. As I paint, things tumble out— color, form, personal grief, and a larger anxiety about the world. Simultaneously self-protective and revelatory, the work is an expression of gross accumulation and our fragile situation today.