I am interested in that time of life where innocence, freedom of ideas, and inspirations came naturally. A time before one knew what composition, line, texture, or color theory meant. My concepts are split between that time and the present where the shadowy realities of the world are apparent. I fuse pop culture ideas, and child-like whimsical imagery, often incorporating cartoon characters that are made up or I remember as a child that I morph into a quasi-representational abstraction. These characters, while humorous and whimsical, often express a somewhat darker undercurrent. Much of my inspiration comes from watching the free flow of ideas my children express as they create art and wishing I could achieve that again.