My painting is appropriately characterized as industrial, modern, and abstract. Drawing inspiration from modernism and modern design - from architecture to furnishings to fashion - I express in art what I perceive as curious in the world around me. Growing up south of Detroit, Michigan provided me a way of understanding American industrial landscapes and its impact on culture. Within the cold concrete and steel buildings manifests a vibrant countercultural creativity that is evident in many forms that add unto each other - art, music, theatre, writing, among others. All of these have affected me in profound ways, and serve as a framework for my own artistic expression.