As an artist, I often see myself as a visual archeologist. I create environments with the various things that I find and collect. Clippings from old magazines, snapshots from the Internet, found objects, observational drawings, and imaginative sketches are collaged and juxtaposed together to create a space that oscillates somewhere between a dream and reality. The physicality of mark is extremely important to me, as is the creation of a distinctive surface texture, which exists as a combination of individual technique and mechanical mark. It is important to me that these surface qualities are seen as being direct and raw. This is partly due to my interest in the working class lifestyle and its relationship to the land.