I am an artist, cultural critic, and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. The focus of my art and writing is on the departure of humanity from the Holocene into the Anthropocene, how that is changing our lives, affecting our culture, and the way art is created. I'm interested in pointing out unseen connections and revealing ambiguities.
My paintings focus on the inherent contradictions of what we call beauty in an age when we are increasingly destroying our planetary environment and depleting our natural resources. This would be in contrast to disaster porn. It's the actual duality I'm interested in, when a material can have purpose within the construct of abstract painting and another purpose in our daily lives that is detrimental to the health and sustainability of our planet.