As an artist I explore materials and concepts. I make work that is autobiographical, exploratory and based deeply in process. I see my work as a visual connection between what I am, what my beliefs and curiosities are, where I am going and how the path I am on intersects with the world around me. I feel deeply connected to place, people and the relationships between them. I grew up in a region of Indiana where flat rural land transitions sharply to rolling hills. This transition from one dynamic to another has fascinated me ever since and the majority of all of my major works originates from the concept of shifting, corresponding and contradicting systems. One can consistently find a marriage of chaos and order in my work that is carefully fashioned to remind the viewer of this tension. My end goal is to create work that is honest. At times I hope it is also considered beautiful. This is all true and good but it doesn’t capture the energy, the playfulness and spirit embodied by my work. My paintings are fluid. Colors are vibrant and rich. Movement is vital. My sculptural works can be rigid and geometric or whimsical and fun. I play with sounds and experiment with lights. I am a husband and father of five children. I love having the curiosity of my children. I love having the passion of a spouse. I love opening my studio door every day, walking in and making something from nothing.
I have exhibited across the Midwest and South as well as in Colorado and New York. My work can be found in collections across the United States including some of the most prestigious corporate and academic institutions.
I currently have gallery representation in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.