The after effects of a collision between fantasy and reality, is how I envision my work. Some pieces expose the frenzy and momentum of a dream, others the pain of stillness. Within the work, I merge paint and photography to harmonize the dichotomies of reality and fantasy, using photography to roughly display the former and painting to show the latter. Through a fantastic lens; the aim is to capture an allegory of psychological effects on society due to the implementation of propaganda via mass media, economic, and political structures. I primarily focus on the individual and their personal conflicts within these structures. A viewer encounters a subject on the verge of something and is left to imagine their fate. Through the manipulation of light and depth and movement, the energy of the human psyche becomes the narrative. 

 

My work is a reflection of my understanding of facing fear and losing control. It is the fusing of the two that form the basis of my surrealistic depictions. 

 

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