SELF PORTRAIT 2011Occasionally I make shit like this...
I've often longed for an invitation into the unknown, the promise of otherworldly mystery, an entryway to the fantastical beyond. The power of symbol, myth, and archetypal energy to shape thought and bring meaning to experience is also of keen interest. As varied as my artistic output tends to be, these elements generally underpin what gets made.
A narrative and symbolic component can be found in much of the work, sometimes oblique, tending towards illustrative and evocative images heavy in traditional media; pen, ink, and colored pencil. Digital tools have always augmented this traditional foundation, sometimes bringing things to life through animation. Observational drawing too is a regular part of my process.
My current practice is generally without preconception, thrusting myself wholly into experimental processes for their own sake. This has brought me into resonant contact with modular synthesis, creating music and soundscapes, adding an auditory dimension to my otherwise primarily visual practice; simultaneously influencing it in unexpected ways.
I'm interested in generative and procedural design, as well as reactive/interactive digital works, with an aspiration towards ultimately discovering the intersection of these diverse sets of methods and medium.
TLDR: I make fantastical stuff with drawing, computers, and esoteric musical equipment!
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Enclave Atelier Graphics08.31.2023
Repurposed graphics for a mural proposal.
Collage from clipart and public domain etching can be real fun.
STONE SONGCarvings in Slate
a refractory feather
bends the light through it
distorting grey red orange
sand gravel and stone
mere steps beyond
it's effervescent shimmering illusion
lay the rippling midnight mirror
of abysmal sediment strewn runoff
repulsive and beckoning
quenching cthonic thirst
of unspeakably twisting roots
unseen creatures basking at the craggy edge
skip and dive into it's murky depth
Photoscanned Oct 14 2018