Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world?s tragedies and human foibles, and, specifically, to our inhumanity towards one another.
As a contemporary artist, I cannot separate myself from this place and time. In my paintings I seek to define this reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations that reflect on life and the finality of death. In my Time to Run Like Hell series, with titles such I Don?t Want the World, I Just Want Your Half, Nirvana (for Virginia Tech), The Smell of Death, and Buzkashi, I hope to present the viewer with uncomfortable, often horrific, situations in a sympathetic yet striking artistic manner that provokes both thought and compassion. The series extends to natural disasters with work such as Tsunami, The Big Easy, and Earthquake.