By placing figures into fantastical landscapes, I allow the viewer a glimpse into what might be reality, or not. This practice allows me to push the boundaries of what a past/present/future reality means. Ultimately, this is all a foil for me to express my love, joy, and passion for materials and patterns. By choosing banal "ingredients" I attempt to transform everyday objects into something sublime. House paint, scrapbooking paper, wallpaper, xeroxes, etc...it all makes it way through my paintings. Repetition is key to my work, as I strive to convey a sense of immediacy, yet still, a contemplative experience that each viewer can achieve. Through the multiplicity of dots and a seamless integration of collage, I create paintings that do indeed force the viewer to question what is real, and what is not.