My paintings are narratives that focus, most often, on the shift from independent thought to groupthink as one commits to institutional indoctrination. The work often explores faith-based sentimentality, which tends to mask the personal burden of unquestioned belief in the contemporary Evangelic landscape. In awareness of current debates on the role of religion in contemporary society, the attempt in the work is to bring to light inward mysteries and fears so often blanketed in outward certainty, from both religious or secular movements.
As the history of religious painting has so often done, the work intensifies the struggle between resistance and submission. By extracting pieces from a larger religious tradition and featuring them in my paintings and installations, I hope that a new mythology is born. My ambition is that this new mythology will vibrate like a violent seizure in the fold between reason and absurdity, diminishing certainty whenever possible.