Stories I tell through my work become the catalyst for the subsequent research that I visually represent in my drawings.
I extract and expose unfeigned anecdotes from memory and observation, carrying with them emotion, a tinge of nostalgia, and an ephemeral quality that is inevitable in any retelling and in every moment.
I keep the stories raw and honest, I do not embellish. Just such as I walk the earth. My words tell of sensations and associations to distant memories and other facets simultaneously existing at a micro and macro scale, whether conscious of them at the moment or not.
The stage therefore becomes expansive and all encompassing, usually pointing me towards the investigation of scientific topics ranging from stardust to neuroscience to ATP degradation in fish.
Both story and illustrated research exist adjacent on the page, neither taking precedence over the other, coexisting as they do in real time.