My hypothesis as a result of looking back at the last twelve years of my work is that my subject matter is the emotion of loss. Loss of love, loss of life, loss of intuition, loss of passion. Loss is universal and its common, relatable. The humor of this experiment is that this feeling of loss has transformed into something tangible, and often pleasing to the eyes. From a feeling of emptiness and void, I create objects. I utilize automatic writing and the physical experience of drawing to express these feelings. This dichotomy I have stumbled upon I find funny and quirky and quite human. 

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