I consider the sponge my “spirit animal.” Constantly absorbing, filtering, and releasing: that’s how the sponge survives, and as an artist I am doing the same. I strive to be in tune with my immediate and greater surroundings and attempt to process the smorgasbord of stimuli humans are confronted with. In my practice, there are several themes that I have continued to explore: our environment and how humans and animals interact in our fabricated artifice and in nature; the absurdities of our daily existence and the extremes of human desire; our insatiable appetite and need to swing between fantasy and reality to validate our complicated lives. Unlike the sponge, I digest this information and that forces my nerves to react. Life is rich and bountiful; there is more than enough food for thought. I am digesting these delectable morsels and regurgitating them back into the world for the public, hopefully, to notice and absorb.