My work deals with depth, illusion, and nature. My images and paintings mimic the subject matter I select not mirror, this is an important detail to understanding my process the finished pieces. Although certain pieces may have more hyperrealist qualities there is an understanding that it warped. It’s an important relationship to have when viewing my work- to understand the content is a lie in that it was selected, cropped, or altered by me to fit guidelines created by me. This concept comes without needing to be conjured when your viewing a painting and is something that I take into a more serious consideration more when I practice photography. Finding a way to communicate this concept in a single photograph is tricky. And is why I almost always will create a series of photographs, include an ‘honest’ reference picture, or accompany a photograph with a parallel concept to alter their perception. My color concept usually is monochromatic for the most part, with a higher frequency of them being green tones because of my love of nature or perhaps my disconnect with my current placement in society at this time. Lifestyle and art are a blurred line, I am a personally dedicated to carbon minimal sustainable lifestyle. I eat a vegan diet, practice responsible consumerism, and try to envision a second life for things we all discard (although I'm still trying to transcend this concept physically rather than through imagery exclusively in my work). These themes are not quite literally depicted in my paintings and are much more touched upon in my more recent photography. The process I use complicates incorporating these themes at times because they still need to be filtered through the visual "lends" to stay true to my style themes (depth, illusion).