My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
– Wilfred Owen, 1918
My passion lies in using art to tell stories, and I am particularly interested in the stories that we tell ourselves about war, and about the men and women who fight our wars. I work primarily in painting and large-scale installations, and enjoy engaging in intertextuality with other works from the visual arts, literature, and history; put differently, I reference previous works of art in order to deconstruct them and then create new meanings that resonate more powerfully today. In addition to Expressionists such as Erich Heckel, my influences include contemporary artists Eleanor Antin, Anselm Kiefer and Ai Weiwei, as well as writers Wilfred Owen, Kurt Vonnegut, and Haruki Murakami.