My paintings are expressions of how I see the world as a meaningful and precarious venture. The constant balancing of personal, social, and creative expectations has been a central theme for me. The feeling of trying to keep up with responsibilities, political issues, social media, and family is complicated. My work has been gradually surrendering to the effects produced by these chaotic demands. As an intimist, I’m fascinated by the daily rhythms of life and how they are entangled with dramatic themes. Ordinary routines are infused with my issues of identity, worldview, masculinity, and responsibility. I see the commonplace as an arena for sacred reflection on the complex nature of being, and a platform to explore painting’s ability to promote empathy and wonder.