The core of my creative intention is to set an artistic stage for personal, site-specific happenings. My work references the human condition—the fact that we alter the surface of the planet in both strange and beautiful ways. Each composition begins by painting a place, real or imagined. The landscapes are treated as a stage for an evolving narrative, including the evidence of human interference. Initially my work may look surreal, however it's not fantastical. The compositions actually begin to reveal the oddness of reality itself. These “happenings” could actually take place. Essentially, my pieces are condensed dramas of the human experience. I often incorporate mixed media into my paintings, including words, mathematics, maps and astronomical charts. While the surreal, dreamlike landscapes stir the imagination, the cerebral elements break illusions by presenting viewers with scientific logic and the rationality of reason.