Where do We Come From?

I aim to explore mannerism through painting, drawing and printmaking. Flora, abstracted landscapes and figures are the motifs I’m using as visual and conceptual tools to explore the essence of contemporary art and imagination from personal perspectives. This serves as a framework for me that feels purposeful. I'm making work that is beautifully rude and entertains ideas of human spirit and sense of place.  Essentially I am learning and telling as I go; making observations and decisions as I feel them. Motifs help me familiarize with an unfamiliar idea more confidently. Much like Picasso's Blue and Red Periods or Baselitz's Upside Down Paintings.