Most everyone begins their artistic life with a pencil, crayon, or paintbrush in early childhood. Those first mediums tend to stick with us throughout life and hold a special place in our minds. But I was never formally trained in these studio arts, so when my artistic vision began to outgrow my abilities, I turned to photography, photoshop, and design.
Later on, working extensively with digital art in college, I felt a brewing rejection of keyboards and mice and soon was completing design assignments with a pencil and brush. Since then, I’ve found ways to marry digital and physical mediums, most evident in my series in which I reduce an object to two colors, relying on the interplay of light and dark shapes to recreate the illusion of depth and structure where there are, in fact, only a jumble of abstract shapes.