No matter what the medium or environment, I am all about learning new techniques and applying them to every project I undertake. Whether I’m designing a set or directing a show in theatre, editing a video or creating a website, I’m in love with novelty and experimentation.
A lot of artists have a defining style or a central theme. I tend towards clean, minimalist design. I take my inspiration from the natural world or from a particular piece of music. Even a particular color or theme might motivate my work. Artists I admire most (Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, M. C. Escher and Georgia O’Keeffe) all present different aspects of artistic quality I appreciate, but I find as much inspiration in the works of Jim Henson, Brian Froud and Alan Lee.
I have eclectic taste in music as well. One day I’m belting out show tunes. The next, I’m listening to folk music or classic rock. I shift easily between alternative, heavy metal and new age. Strong percussion, raw emotional storytelling, complex melody – that’s what’s most important to me.
It isn’t unusual for me to explore a medium until I think I have an understanding of how it works and then move on. Whatever medium I choose at the moment, I tend to sink into deeply. I learn best by doing rather than reading, and my artworks reflect that itch for exploration and mastery. I translate these values into the art I create, in whatever medium I’m developing.
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