Anti-Social Life Statement
This series began in January 2021 amidst the pandemic. I was able to focus on the small moments that make up a day and consider what they mean to me. While the work appears whimsical, under the humorous facade lies some sense of alienation and loneliness. And the emptiness that comes with the sameness of our daily routines.
I am looking to explore the simplest most banal moments of daily life. I aim to create drama and surprise where there appears to be none. I am inspired by Outsider artists and the lack of pretense that permeates their work.
The scenes are rendered in an alternate reality with either or both 3 dimensional elements and flattened shapes, as well as multiple skewed perspectives to help guide the viewer through the narrative.
I work with an awareness that fine art and lo-craft do not typically coexist in a painting. I find this tension intriguing. And it inspires my experimentation with materials such as cardboard, clay, thread, and glitter to inject the scenes with my personal look at the world.