Orange County, CA
I was raised in a strict religious background, where my emotions were often oppressed. I don't wish to sound precocious, but I have seen a lot of terrible things. I have lost a lot. But in that I have gained more. I was suicidal at the age of seven, and had what the doctors call "severe A.D.H.D". I used to feel so alone, i thought I was cursed. Now i see it all as a gift. Because of it, I formed an escape, through my immense imagination. It was my safe hold. I created another world in my mind, and began drawing to express what i kept inside for so many years. What you see here is what I am. Art is the only thing that is real in this big sad world. When i walk outside I see so much corruption and greed. I long to expose everything around me for what it is: good and bad. I want to show people honesty. I want to show them, how beautiful things can be, especially the things they don't wish to look at. I want to open their eyes. I know, I cannot do it by myself. But, I can encourage a new perspective for them, through my imagination. Through what I create. I can show them how I see the world. This is my reality. This is what I am made of. Water color and glue. Bumps, scars and all. this is me.
I get goosebumps from staring at folds in skin and trees and in the obese and emaciated. I like the unconventional, the ugly. Warts, fungus, scars, irregular shapes, large, empty eyes. I try to depict both the disturbing and inner child in everything I see.
Hearing a song that makes me shiver, finishing a painting, coming home to my rat dog, having an opportunity to make a difference, and taking that, to change the world. And, I feel incredibly lucky to stumble upon this website. Actually, my friend Jonathan Tackett referred me. He told me to say so. ;D
watching endless amounts of stop motion animation films, playing on my nintendo entertainment system, biking to school, walking in the rain, animal rights activism, hating people.