I started drawing and coloring when I was a kid. As a teenager I would spend hours making comic strips as an escape from the trials of teenage life. I started taking art classes in high school and ended up majoring in art when I went to college.
As I started making art in college I found that the artwork that I was making was influenced by punk rock flyers, rock-n-roll art, comic books, horror movies and other lurid popular culture. My work was also influenced by my political outlook. The result was an expressionist/surrealist style with provocative subject matter.
When I went to graduate school at University of Chicago I studied a lot of cultural theory and in particular Post-Modernism. I began to use imagery from popular culture as a way to deconstruct the unexpected meanings and the political overtones of the images.
Below are examples of some of my art.