“My work is influenced by a variety of interests and diverse sources including but not limited to German/ Austrian Expressionism, antiquity, graphic novels, speculative fiction, Symbolism, Existentialism and history. Recently, I have been interested in the concept of creation and destruction within the artistic process, which I am exploring through the initiation of figurative forms which are then “destroyed” by distortion and abstraction. I create my work by digital painting, digital collage and/or photo manipulation, which I often combine with other elements I’ve made using traditional mediums, such as acrylic paint, watercolor, ink, etc. as well as with non-traditional elements such as tape, torn paper and coffee stains. I combine these various elements together through digital means to compose a final image.