Occupation Series

Occupation Series

This series was ignited by the successive wars in the Middle East. Using the simplest of materials-black ink on paper and working quickly I created fifty small paintings of people living under occupation. My goal was to reframe headline news, tightly compose the humans within the action and create lines that carry an urgency and intensity that a more belabored work would not.

In general I create artwork about issues that keep me up at night. Everyday I am bombarded with an overload of human misery and unspeakable horror that pierce my heart the sadness. I can only make sense of it all if I tear off a tiny piece and create works of art that speak to our common humanity and dignity.