I come from a family full of artists. Both of my grandfathers are engineers, one grandmother is a painter, the other knits, my mother is a horticulturist, and my father is a thespian to the bone. When it came time for me to choose my art, I settled on the medium of electroluminescent wire. My canvases range from plastic to cloth to metal, but my galleries and installations are always people. I have my aspirations of fame and fortune, but more than anything, I want to make a living while remaining true to myself. Life as an artist can be hard, but so is every other kind of living.
On a base level, all of my pieces are built to last. EL Wire is notoriously fragile, and when people wear artwork in the real world, every piece has to withstand the stress of being moved around, bumped and bent. My art is also light, flexible, and easy to wear. The other theme behind my pieces is positivity and emotional honesty: I don’t make panels or items that I wouldn’t wear myself. Every design reflects one of three core emotional messages: Confidence/Humor, Innocence/Joy, or Reverence/Zen. I don’t like to express negativity in my work because I feel there’s enough negative expression in the world already. Using EL wire for the sake of positivity is my way of trying to make the world a little better.
One of my greatest joys and challenges is that I just can’t stop thinking of things to do with EL wire! The littlest brush of an idea can start a creative avalanche. Even the impractical and impossible has a home in my daydreams, designs, and conversations. I’ll never be starved for inspiration (though my materials, finances, and time are another matter).
Everything I have for sale is, mournfully, an incomplete piece; my art is only truly finished when someone adopts my works into their own personal message. By purchasing any of my el wire items, you complete my endeavors by becoming the final, finished piece: an animated figure of light, floating and dancing through the darkness.
Thank you for your interest in my art.
Fight the night,
Favourite Visual Artist
The Adventures of Robinhood, Gladiator, Avatar
Favourite TV Shows
Archer, Futurama, Parks and Recreation
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Dead Can Dance, Guster, Scissor Sisters, Blue Man Group, Boards of Canada
Half-Life 2, Assassin's Creed, Katamari Damacy, Minecraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Wacom Tablet and the trusty PC Tower