Artist's Statement 

 

“Before he goes into the water, a diver cannot know what he will bring back.” -Max Ernst

 

The worlds depicted revolve around catastrophe and the absence of humans. People have become a vague memory and remain only as scars on the land. Influenced by urban decay landscapes, specifically after nature begins to reclaim the land. The work is fabricated from psychological spaces by automatic drawing process. Within the drawing process randomly generated patterns function similar as Rorschach tests. Some patterns become more distinct forming connections to familiar imagery. The common theme throughout the work exposes that within tragedy, there is a surreal playfulness created by the human mind in order to cope. Challenging both the viewer and myself how reality is defined and perceived.