Series 1

Life is too short. Love your neighbor. Enjoy time.

Artist Statement...

I am intrigued with life in general: simple wonder, glowing things, fur, folds, the stuff in between things - i.e., the present, the midwest, noses, and the mundane. I often discover mundane things to be full of profound wonder and even the bizarre, a total circus of strangeness. I am also interested in how we all are afraid of that strangeness and oft clothe ourselves and the things around us in a masked reality of pretense and safety. Maybe it’s fear of failure? Maybe it’s imposter syndrome? I hope to explore the what and why of this fear, as well as the joy and splendor of the release from it. I try to work out these subjects and questions through an exploration of color, texture, characters, and process within a loose narrative that personifies the spirit of the clown - an archetype of the foolishness of humanity - the buffoon that stumbles around making messes, but also learning to enjoy the process of it, and how it transforms them. I want to embrace my own failure within my art-making and put myself in situations that go against my instincts, either technically or aesthetically, to allow for my own creative growth as an artist and as a person. "Through humor, we see in what seems rational, the irrational; in what seems important, the unimportant. It also heightens our sense of survival and preserves our sanity" - Chaplin

हाय क्या तुम्हें मेरे बारे में पता है (Hi do you know me?)

What is up with impostor syndrome and pretension? Why do we do it?

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