My approach draws on a variety of symbols, traditions, and materials relating to current social and environmental issues as well as profound life-changing experiences.
The tire parts themselves were born out of an explosion which partly gives the object the appearance of an organic expression. This collection of tire parts have been manipulated to appear as though they were created with the same kind of energy and expression that goes into a hand made brush stroke. Even though the tire fragments are inanimate objects, I experience them as the "calligraphy of the explosion", acting as a kind of documentation and expression of the event.
Each PhotoIllustration is intentionally created to evoke an emotional quality that connects to the personal as well as a universal experience. The shapes and symbols used throughout my work are also meant to bring the attention of the viewer to the impermanence of each object and the beauty that is revealed through this process.