I've always had an interest in faces. I like how the individual shapes of the features connect to one another to create a facial expression, especially when theatrical, uncertain, or extreme. This has developed into a fascination with the ways one can simulate weight, gravity and light in drawing - particularly how these facets of reality can be manipulated when applied as abstract marks. Inserting faces, gestures and textures into void environments, I try to find connections between them by cutting through and manipulating the empty space around them, often causing the pieces to fall somewhere between figurative and abstract. I'm greatly influenced by film, particularly horror and science fiction, and I've come to appreciate how the imagery in these genres can personify uncertainty and anxiety.