I draw by hand, pen and paper. I sometimes take a cue for inspiration send yours here, though I don’t plan what I’m going to draw. Instead, I start with a big shape, adding patterns and shapes in a Zen drawing style, and let the drawing turn into what it does. Then, I scan the drawings, and color them digitally with a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
So many times, I’ll be drawing something that I think is pretty abstract, and then end ends up having meaning later on. The drawings feel like they have a life of their own. I describe them as Zen drawing meets quirky, childlike, approachable drawings that invite the viewer to explore deceptively intense content. I see themes in commercialism, anthropomorphism, love, family, the existential, and American life.