Photograph by Alex Taylor at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

My paintings are composed of man-made environments that are in the process of being reclaimed by nature. Using the languages of image and text, my work investigates advertising and the historical relevance of painting’s relationship with propaganda. 

I am inspecting the shift of the western landscape through painting and what has been lost through human corruption of natural space and technological advancement. My subjects are always in an unrestored state, and have been decayed by the elements. Once containing messages of perfectionism and fueling consumerism and capitalism, a dilapidated advertisement is now itself flawed in societal terms. 

In my work I am questioning idealized beauty though romanticizing decay and deconstruction. I elevate these overlooked locations and cultural relics into icons with the intention of stimulating dialogue about our societal priorities and examine current social, economic, political, and environmental issues. Through my practice, I reconsider the way that humans interact with the environment and each other as our hybrid landscape progresses.