My fascination with the complexity and originality of our subconscious minds began in my childhood. I have always had a tendency toward overly analytical thinking, a strong desire for perfection, and a meticulous need for detail and closure.
My earlier works allowed me to travel to other realms by creating secret hideouts existing in both idealized landscapes and empty atmospheres. Although my invented spaces might appear idealized, whimsical and light hearted, they still contain the lingering remnants of my anxiety.
There is a weird irony in my attempt to elude my own analytical thinking. I paint to escape reality and the myriad of thoughts that fill my mind. However, I have recently discovered that my painting process is obsessive in itself. I gravitate toward miniature paintbrushes, because they allow me to painstakingly execute the tiny textures, patterns, and designs that I find so enticing. In response to this realization, my recent works, Fly on the Wall, and The Garden, depict an amplified and intentional focus on detail, which tends to be more psychologically charged, as well as chaotic. These pieces embrace the notion of pre-occupation rather than trying to escape it.