Painting of a serene, lush forest with three panels overlaid from top to bottom: crossroads with a figure with a knife behind another figure with their back turned, horse that is severed in half in a pool of blood and guts while other winged horses ascend
Arcadia Disrupted 2019 Oil and acrylic on canvas 54”x 42”
Painting of tiny figure surrounded by yellow graphic aura
Summit 2020 Oil on Canvas 16"x14"
clear thick plastic acrylic with winged figures etched onto it and two figures getting ready to brawl in the middle
Brother’s Duel 01 2020 Laser etched acrylic 12” x 4” x 1”
clear thick plastic acrylic with winged figures etched onto it and two figures getting ready to brawl in the middle
Brother’s Duel 02 2020 Laser etched acrylic 12” x 4” x 1”
painting with 5 panels from left to right: figures on a path winding into the background, tiny figure in a big hand in a black void, pale face emerging from a dark void, two figures embracing on a battlefield, and a winged figure crouching getting ready t
Man’s First Disobedience 2019 Oil on Canvas 26” x 23”
Niflheim. Oil on masonite
Niflheim 2020 Oil on masonite 18" x 10"
digital rendering of solid black block with an impression of the image into it
Jacob's Ladder 2020 3D rendered model
A painting showing three panels on a blue field. Each panel depicts from right to left: figure covered in cartoon sweat droplets, figure laying face down in field in a pool of blood, and figure crying into wine glass
Blood, Sweat, and Tears 2019 Oil on Canvas 35" x 42" x 1/2"
A piece of black opaque acrylic etched onto it is an image of  a figure submerged in a void flanked on either side by panels depicting: a star, a ladder, small figures engulfed in fire, a set of eyes, water droplets, and a hand holding a heart
All Knowing Eyes 2019 Laser etched acrylic 12" x 12"x 1/4"
A piece of black acrylic plastic engraved with a figure crouched looking at bush on fire flanked by panels on either side of the main image depicting a chain
Trail of Fire 2019 Laser etched acrylic 12" x 12" x 1/4"
Statement

This work explores morality through myth and the influence they have to express visions of reality which form values and behavior. In narratives, the endurance of pain the body, soul, and spirit feels leads the protagonist to search for peace and enlightenment at the end of these lifelong trials. Through this affliction, the protagonist is granted a release that could only be known through the experience of distress. Through my study of narrative, religion, and anthropology I synthesize what teaches us to be human into my own narratives and perspectives. I appropriate the format of sequential art practices of film storyboarding and graphic novels to give the work its narrative quality. I am using the tools of digital fabrication as a material exploration that translates the work into sculptural drawings that neighbor a more traditional medium of oil painting on canvas.