Within my work I depict realistic anatomical figurative forms confined within geometric shapes. I use the multiple hexagonal shapes in various ways to create irregular patterns, which I refer to as “panels”, which contain and constrain the figures within. The panels can also be viewed as a form of protection. The panels may represent my way of world organization. The panels may also represent a form of a window, or memory of the past or future, where the viewer is looking in. I also use the shape as a form of design, where the geometric and the organic within play hand and hand. The shape also plays with my theory of how the world and life it self is a puzzle.
Every day I feed my mind about what things are, how things function, and why they exist/existed. This could be something simple like learning why bees kill outsider bees from entering their hive. To something more complex as to the secret teachings of a forgotten civilization that explains the truth of life. I imagine the hexagonal panels as containers, storing information as a posted note or a reminder. After researching and learning about a particular subject or object. I then ponder the ways in which I could retain the information but as well access them when needed. Thus, I create these bodies of work as not just art but also as ways to retain this vast amount of information and be able to apply it in a creative and productive way.
One of the things I do with my work is give them a three-dimensional aesthetic. I am not referring to the realistic rendering of the figures but the way the pieces appear to be raised out of the wall. This is done because I have always loved the way a thick canvas frame looked on a wall. Back when I used the traditional framed canvas I always used the 1-2 inch thick frames. Also when you are looking at multiple of my pieces they have a push and pull feeling depending on how much it is raised off the wall.