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Personal mythology perceived through adolescent desire, and quotidian events inform my work. Through a variety of media, I explore themes of mark making, identity and environment. By dissecting and reassembling the elements that comprise a painting into a three-dimensional whole, I undermine the medium's illusive identity and instead create abstract physical forms. I work with oil, acrylic, resin and other mediums to create sculptural paintings that protrude from their respective surfaces and invade the environment. These surfaces include wood, steel or pre-existing walls and function as visual and conceptual counterweights. I am interested in the contrast between materials; this juxtaposition creates tension between anticipation and reality.