One of my goals as an artist is to bring a new perspective to objects and
scenes from my daily life. I will take something unremarkable, such as a piece
of clothing, and manipulate the form, texture and shading until it seems to have
a life of its own.
My favorite medium is charcoal. As a graphic designer, I am very focused on
details. Charcoal naturally creates a mess, which forces me to be less precise,
and to pay more attention to the composition as a whole. Lately I have been
working on a series of reverse charcoal drawings, in which I coat the paper with
a layer of charcoal, and lighten certain areas with an eraser or Conté crayon.
This process results in some dramatic and occasionally unsettling shadow
I am inspired by artists like Marcel Duchamp and Yoko Ono, whose works are
based more on concept than technique. Their willingness to push boundaries helps
to keep my perfectionist tendencies in check, and my mind open as to what
qualifies as art.