In my work, I interpret feelings of anxiety through anthropomorphism. Creating a physical representation of an abstract concept makes it easier to deal with; the same way confronting a fear helps to lessen some of its power. Currently, I am examining how anxieties can be represented as creatures with stress-specific adaptations. Skittish caterpillar-human hybrids represent anxiety toward aging, and a preference to remain stagnant rather than accept new responsibilities.
There is a distinctly chimerical element to all of my work, which is due to my love of creatures and fantasy. I have always been enamored with otherworldly beasts and realms which represent a sort of escapism for me; outlandish destinations far from the unpleasant features of everyday living. I am interested in creating these types of imaginary worlds; places and creatures I can control in the face of a reality I cannot.