I have always been fascinated with images we conjure for the study of nature, of the kind we are familiar with in school books. Nature filtered into neat icons that overlap the confines of illustration, even if often unwittingly. For example, the anatomy purified into a map, the equivalent of a design for a garden versus an actual garden, and the latter versus a wilderness. It is the same process by which we get a handle on abstract concepts, especially religious ones. Even the icons themselves we see in churches and other places of worship and the masterworks of European and Asian art become simplified in distinct ways for consumption by our contemporary and largely secular culture. I seek to generate highly theatrical scenarios in my art wherein these different sources of iconography and conceptual mapping of natural world converge, interact, hopefully with unpredictable results. My paintings and sculptures attempt to dream with the images we use to reason out and teach to others the fundamentals of our reality, often pointing out instead the inherent mystery of things at hand.