My paintings, sculptures and stop motion films explore textures, color, and microcosms. These various manifestations of my practice invoke the hauntings of daily life soaked in anxiety, numbness, and the unease of futurity. My initial process of painting reveals only certain visual elements and then allows some of their features to become more evident. Inspired by pareidolic formations found in popcorn ceilings, I am interested in the depth and movement within the crevices of the textures in my paintings. Pierrot clowns, marionettes, and other theatrical characters populate my work. They captivate me as ambiguous and non-binary presences. My color palette brings a carnivalesque, playful, and festive twist to dark subject matter, and I capture these figures in vulnerable moments of isolation, self-reflection, and existential dread. I use various media, including clay, stop-motion film, music, and painting, to create a multi-layered otherworldliness. Each medium provides unique opportunities to manipulate texture, whether through the bumpy residue of popcorn ceilings or the controlled physicality of clay. My stop-motion animation evokes a numbed, static state of consciousness and an unsettling series of never-ending movements, contributing to the ambiguity of existence and lifelessness as well as comfort. Drawing inspiration from haunting dreams, I seek to create an eerie sensation in my stop-motion work and translate that into my paintings. Using color, I aim to capture a carnivalesque, festive atmosphere that contrasts with the vulnerable moments of isolation and self-reflection that I portray. Ultimately, my work seeks to evoke a sense of unease and anxiety while remaining playful and engaging.