Cross shot of Mixed Media work on Wood 2018

Storytelling and Americana inspire my seemingly familiar environments that, upon inspection, require a considered eye to appreciate their careful detail and indefinable place in time. My mixed media illustrations primarily combine acrylic and charcoal on wood and paper to sublimate the narrative of play and allow for easy immersion into stories that can only be fully formed through the experiences of each viewer. Stacking hand-drawn and -carved characters into new landscapes creates dimension and a resemblance to pop-up books. When navigating the layers of the artwork, their dioramic effects surprise and complement
the already fantastic spirit of the pieces and their stories.