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My artistic practice is concerned with the process of making through symbology. I understand the dream, or visual impressions that are left with us in our sub - and unconscious states, as cinematic in nature. In this way the images that are conjured up flicker through our consciousness. These impressions left by our life experience, imagination, and obsessions construct narratives in our consciousness that are not necessarily factually accurate, but are symbols that shape our perceptions of everything and everyone we interact with going forward. Especially compelling to me, is the contrast between what we physically see and what our subconscious mind sees. In this way, I describe much of my work as reflecting an absencescape - or an interpretation of a landscape captured through its absence.  

In my current body of work, Dream Wraiths, the absenscape is both physical and metaphoric. It represents a subliminal landscape that exists between two worlds - the world of our physical realities and the realm of magick. The work uses imagery that represents both gender ambiguous and female figures. These figures - defined by their stark contrast and obsessive line work - place themselves in undefined landscapes, which range from absent to celestial. The power of each being is emphasized by a lack of spatial context. This is a conscious decision meant to solicit the viewer of the work to create context, place, and story for these figures to reside within.