This body of work focuses on the clash of public and private self, and the resulting barriers to meaningful communication that arise from such a discordance. Formally, these paintings take a highly experimental approach in an effort to embrace relearning not only in theory, but in practice. A sharp contrast of rigid and fluid contours speaks to the dissonance between authentic and artificial forms of the self. Naturalistic forms such as human figures and plant life are represented in highly obscured, manipulated geometric visual styles, serving as a metaphor for learned inhibitions and departures from the true self.

Cincinnati, Ohio.