Animals always have been, and always will be, my passion. They have been the subjects of my drawings ever since I was a child. I blame it on weekends spent at the Saint Louis Zoo and endless hours watching “National Geographic’s: Mutual of Omaha: Wild Kingdom”. They influenced my desire to learn about biology while attending high school. While in high school, I began collecting bones, feathers, and books. Over these past few years, my passion grew to zoology, cosmology, and mythology.
In the spring of 2012, I finally combined my obsessions into one drawing: “Galactic Collision”. The theme surrounding that piece has been the focus of my work ever since.
In 2014, I graduated from Webster University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis on drawing. I currently reside in St. Louis, Missouri.
Animal symbolism, biology, mythology, and cosmology have always been intriguing to me. My
attraction to these topics have compelled me to find a way to create images that combine elements from these dissimilar fields to shape a universe that reflects my unique understanding of the interconnectivity of life.
My goal in creating my illustrations is that this symbolic representation allows the viewer to see these phenomena as a complete picture. A picture of an interacting universe filled to the brim with animals, plants, fungi, and insects. Using these organisms, I am going to make my own mythologies of nature and the Cosmos to better illustrate how humans attempt to understand the epic intricacies and mysteries of the Universe.
As time passes and new works are created, I am continuing to explore the exciting natural world around me. I am exploring my own creativity, evolving, and learning with each new piece in an attempt to bond with the world around me.