My artwork has a lot to do with fear and intrusive thought. I use subjects of animals, plants, people etc. as symbolism for whatever I am preoccupied with at the time I plan a piece. These themes range from fear of being misunderstood in my communication, to losing control, to physical injury or illness. I tend to think a lot about how complicated and fragile the human body is. The possibility of horrifying, gory things happening is something I find myself thinking about, and it is prominent in my pieces. This is why the characters in my work are often injured in some way. My subjects are intended to be experiencing whatever I am worried about, though not directly because I like to embellish situations by making the scenery more childish and playful. I also like to use simple phrases in my paintings, which serves the purpose of reminding myself of something I find important at the time, but are still open to interpretation.
From an aesthetic standpoint, I recently have been interested in giving my work a more graphic, collaged quality. I collect imagery to incorporate into pieces, and I like creating compositions where these elements are layered. This, as well as a combination of simple, minimalistic symbols (such as speech bubbles, stars, text, and simple drawings) is something I was focused on while making these 3 paintings.