Series 1

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

Artist Statement...

I am intrigued with life in general: the simple wonders, the glowing things, the stuff in between - i.e., the present, the journey, ancient smells, and the mundane. I often discover that mundane things are full of profound wonder and even the bizarre - a total circus of strangeness. I am also interested in how we often fear that strangeness and hiding ourselves in pretense. 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 experiencing a release from it. I try to work out these subjects and questions through explorations of color, texture, characters, process, within a loose narrative that personifies the spirit of the clown - an archetype of the foolishness of humanity - the buffoon that stumbles around constantly making messes. I try to embrace my own failures within my art-making process moving towards approaches that go against my presuppositions, either technically or aesthetically, allowing 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

Bubbleman blue joy - A meeting in the canyon

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

Soundscape vision 1

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

Soundscape vision 2

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

Don't shoot the messenger

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

The red balloon

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

Naked and unashamed

27"x32" - Acrylic and latex on found panel - Available - $500

Why not?

30"x48" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $350

Rascal plot

18"x24" - Acrylic and latex on canvas - Available - $300

Good in the hood

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Not Available

Glee Shmoo

12"x12" - Acrylic and latex on board - (2 in series) Available - $250

A community of friends

30"x30" - Acrylic and latex on board - (excerpt of tryptic) Not Available

Crazy in a car

48"x30" - Acrylic and latex on found panel - Available - $300

Fart Wissl

48"x48" - Acrylic, latex and glitter on unstretched canvas - Available - $500

The act of being polite

18"x24" - Acrylic and latex on canvas - Available - $400

Yolo with cat

30"x48" - Acrylic and latex on masonite - Available - $500

Love lucky dance of awe

48"x48" - Acrylic and latex on unstretched canvas - Available - $500

Question: What's up with impostor syndrome and pretension? Why do we do it?

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