This is my illustrated version of a voodoo doll: visualizing all of my fears on a single sheet of paper in an attempt to cure myself from them by moving them elsewhere. This piece has in it the tiniest of fears and the most enormous ones; the tangible and the abstract. For me, this work is about being human, in the most mundane and odd way. As a little act of exorcism it only partly worked, but I’m proud to say that my paper fears now reside on the wall of a psychiatrist— who bought the piece.

Technique: Collage with ink.
Year: 2019

Personal Art Projects

I always try to maintain a creative spirit and continue to manually explore techniques and formats. The projects I present here might seem like small side projects, but these non-commercial personal endeavors are necessary to my practice, and essential to my imagination and innovative spirit. These projects always start as a sort of a game: a personal diary, or endless obsessive lists that attempt to capture something about my being and my view of the world. They serve as a therapy for my hectic mind, and inform my commissioned illustrations as well.