Reflexivity is the cornerstone of the work I produce. With each painting I attempt to question the process of creation, its role in and as a reflection of history and whether these issues can or should be easily read. The element of photorealism in my paintings is tied to an interest in visual technologies’ ability to document moments of unrest on both a grand and personal scale. The fractal distortion of painting in transparent layers based off of mathematical projections plays with ideas of scientific systems of organization being inserted on to moments of breakdown in a standing system. My goal is to force assumptions to be left aside; a recognition of the complexities of involvement and reaction to history.