The Artist

 
       What is it we think of when remembering ancient cultures or civilizations of the past? We think of their art. Hieroglyphics of Egypt, sculptures of Greece, the Venus of Willendorf, and even the Lascaux cave paintings. We have been creating art since humans were humans. My artwork is largely influenced by art history, and the ancient cultural artwork found throughout the course of humanity. The imagery of my work shows a pantheon of animals, patterns, characters, and religious figures. The themes of my work are expressed in such a way that if I leave one to try and discern its meaning, the effort would be much like an anthropologist studying a long lost civilization. It is my goal that when I am gone, one could look at the entire body of my work made throughout my life and be able to puzzle out my customs, beliefs, and way of living.