In my work, I'm continually drawn to pattern and ornament, and I'm fascinated with how humans choose to decorate their environments. I've been revisiting lately the famous Adolf Loos essay "Ornament and Crime," first introduced to me in my architectural studies. The reaction against the idea that ornament is crime is something that drives my painting - I believe that ornament is essential, and inherent in just about everything we surround ourselves with.

The grid, repetition, the interplay of decoration and order, are all things I have been exploring in my practice over the last few years. I'm attracted to bright colors and visual excess, in part as a reaction to the moralistic judgement against those things. I take my inspiration from the repeating patterns of surface design, things that offer no overt function aside from decoration.

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