I live and work in Brooklyn, which has shaped my affinity for the subject matter of these paintings. For a time, fire escapes were a place where I could find solitude amidst the busy world around me. I like to fill my paintings with complementary suggestions, whether they are between painting techniques or conceptual values. These relationships make for interesting possibilities of cohesion. The objects I paint reflect my life experience. Dark humor plays a role, but I am ultimately interested in depicting the human condition.