New Piece for Light Grey Art Lab's "Ultimate Fantasy" show!
I am strongly influenced by my background as a game developer, which inspires me to use art as a way to build new worlds. Often using visuals of outer space as a foundation, I seek to show humans and animals in vibrant, abstract landscapes that transport you to a new dimension. I draw inspiration from the occult, esotericism, folklore, mythology, history, and nature.
For Gibbous, I am subverting traditional roles and ideals. I present women in the historically male role of shepherding. They are looking at the viewer as if you are a predator, on the hunt for the flock they are protecting. The slugs come from the landscape of my residence, the Pacific Northwest, and my love for these creatures. Slugs are often seen as pests, but in this painting I wanted to give them a chance to be coveted. I hope to offer my audience an opportunity to reflect on their preconceived ideas of our collective reality.