Art has become a means of trying to manage painfully demanding times, dating back to my early 20s when I developed an indescribable amount of pain. Daily activities were agonizing and difficult. I felt like I was living life, yet I was mentally elsewhere. Photography evolved into a source of relief, distraction, and a means to process. This transformed my artwork to explore forces which are larger and beyond the body and its limitations, such as cosmos, deep oceans, and spaces evocative of infinity.
I look at other artists, filmmakers, and writers to find out how they act in the studio or in the world as models for how I can be a better artist. An artist’s power isn’t only the ability to monetize the moment, the real power artists have is the capacity to change the world. Sure, there are skills to be developed and knowledge to be gained, but that’s all part of the process.
Seldom pure, and often appearing out of nowhere, ideas come from a grab bag of other ideas. Whether ancient, recent, or silly. Ideas cannot be limited—they need space to run around and breathe.