I am a painter and award winning installation artist who has resided in the Los Angeles area for the last 7 years. My latest large scale installation piece was recently awarded a generous art grant from the We Are From Dust Foundation and will make it's debut at the Venice Biennale in 2017 before heading to Burning Man later that year. Besides making large scale interactive art, I am also an accomplished oil painter and mixed media artist. My art is surreal and sometimes controversial but it uses storytelling and humor to captivate the audience. My most recent body of work incorporates the use of found or discarded objects, old handmade quilts, as well as black and white imagery of WWll. I take great joy in the process of breathing new life into materials once abandoned and retelling their story. It ignites my imagination and I hope yours as well.