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I make text-based paintings and drawings that are at turns witty, sardonic, poetic, self-deprecating and revealing. The delivery systems for the narratives are easily recognizable objects such as gallery provenance stickers or a daily desk calendar. I reappropriate these objects with my own writing and carefully render the text so that from a distance, the work appears to be that of a mechanical reproduction. On closer inspection, it is evident that the surface of the work is carefully and delicately modeled with repetitive mark-making: a symbolic meditative homage to the history of painting. Like the goal of all good literature, I strive to make nuanced work that is, at its core, an examination of the oddities and intricacies of the human condition.