Most of my work starts at the intersection of tradition and technology.
I began my focus in traditional art, studying drawing, painting, sculpture, and storytelling. As technology grew to infiltrate every aspect of our lives, I worked to find the ways in which these seemingly at-odds methods of creating in the world intersect and grow around each other.
From nonlinear storytelling during the jurassic internet, to hand-painted QR codes that point to 100-year old films of dying elephants, to using classical methods to paint the feverish images created by generative adversarial networks, I’m interested in how we translate tradition and the human aesthetic into our dynamic world. And how we can use technology to enhance craft and individuality.
I currently teach 3D Art and Digital Media at the high school level and provide private classes for adults. Prior to that I spent 15 years as a working artist and illustrator. I am a member of the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee for the City of El Segundo and a past president of the El Segundo Art Association. I’m also a guest speaker for groups and schools on the methods that I’ve found. My new presentation, The Creativity Diagram is a way of categorizing the resources available to artists in order to grow ideas, and is now available.