The ultimate impulse behind my work is to provide momentary liberation for the viewer from their day, their mind or their society by sharing with them the same alternate view that I have while creating new worlds, narratives and characters out of paint.
I am a Denver, CO based multidisciplinary artist who works in various media to document ‘the moment’ and empowered individuals thriving within it. Often through street art and oil paintings, I create alternate realities for viewers to fall into through psychological portraits that blend the natural world and the subject’s internal landscapes, exploring the subtle boundaries between self and environment, internal and external realities, and wild imagination hidden in the mundane. Through painting, street art, video art and performance, I create works to envelope the mind and gaze of the viewer in the same way that we are held by feeling, each other and the cradling universe within which we dwell, encouraging the viewer to exist in the spaces between mind and matter, dreams and reality.
Through painting large-scale public artworks, change in our selves and for the world is made possible. I believe that art should be accessible to all, and utilize street art to realize this vision. My public art practice is built around empowerment, self-actualization and emancipation of the viewer through creative enhancement of their communities. I paint murals in aerosol to interrupt and add to passerby's daily experience by providing colorful windows into alternate realities, and incite critical thought, introspection and inspiration. I feel most alive creating when I’m engaged with others and inspiring others to find the same joy in creating that I do. Through my explorations in public and street art, I’ve gained opportunities to engage with communities and organizations working to enact social change in realms of food justice, feminism, mental health, education, and human rights, while directly connecting with passerby on the street and communities that engage me while I work in their neighborhoods. The ultimate impulse behind my work is to provide momentary liberation for the viewer from their day, their mind or their society by sharing with them the same alternate view that I have while creating new worlds, narratives and characters out of paint.