Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. This painting visually explores, Occam's Razor, which is a problem-solving principle attributed to William of Ockham—For each accepted explanation of a phenomenon, there may be an extremely large, perhaps even incomprehensible, number of possible and more complex alternatives. This painting uses splitting and bending architecture hard lines contrasted with infinitely expanding crystalline forms to explore simultaneously the fragility and strength of human logic.
disintegrating into metallic decay, these ovoidal shapes expand and multiply forward casting shadows backwards on thedrifting forms fading into the background. Referencing generational progress these red forms represent cultural progress.
how animal art you?:
this painting is part of an ongoing series that explores our acceptance and rejection of our animal side as mammals in modern times. the woman, shaving her body hair on an exercise ball—unnatural things—alongside a dog proudly displaying a nonchalant erection.
the small ones:
setting up still-lifes to paint from life and personify inanimate objects with human characteristics is one of my guiltiest pleasures. even though already personified, the bizarre character of Japanese film maker Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro seems to be of particular fascination. these paintings serve as an allegorical sounding board for me to explore existential quandaries and present narratives that play them out.
this grouping of drawings in ink, watercolor, pencil, and charcoal is a small sample of formative artworks I have explored in learning about line, value, and composition over the years as a visual artist.