I've always been attracted to drawing as a way of emphasizing and manipulating form, which has come from a lifelong love of faces and their endless variety. In my work, facial expressions, forms and lines interact to build self-contained systems of movement. This often makes for schematic images that seem to be in precarious positions between reality and abstraction, and provides me with room to experiment with a variety of ways of employing empty space. I’m greatly influenced by horror and science fiction, especially in mid-century film and television, and I often pull facial expressions from these genres to use as markers of uncertainty, anxiety, and melodrama.