Artist Statement

I work mostly with traditional art materials such as pencil, paper, paint, canvas, photo and ink referentially commenting on the illusions created with these materials.  By means of these common artistic tools, I am attempting to provide a home for the concept of memory within a seemingly practical context.  Yet, I am always being reminded that memory is fleeting and that it is completely individual.  Driven by the fundamental fear of forgetting, ultimately a fear of death, my work is part of a grieving process personal and historical that seeks for some kind of resolution.