|What are your earliest memories related to art?|
|1st grade; drawing a car shaped as a triangle.|
|How and when did you start becoming an artist yourself?|
|It all started right after my b‑day on Jan 2011.|
I didn’t want to say, “I never took a shot at creating professionally.”
|What was the evolution like toward finding your current voice and visual vocabulary?|
|Looking back, there has always been an element of forms in my earlier work.|
Used the Trompe-l’œil technique when painting pop-art items (Claes Oldenburg is a major influence) or themes.
Then slowly moved to abstract geometric form paintings and eventually to sculping with wood.
Long-term goal is to move to metal and create for outdoor sculptures.
|What is your process like?|
|It’s a pretty organic process for myself: I usually get an idea from a movie or music.|
Sketch out the idea and determine the scale, but once I start mocking up the sculpture, there is no plan.
Most of the time, the finish product doesn’t resemble the sketch.
|Is there anything from your artist statement that you wish to expound on, that you normally don’t have the chance to discuss?|
|I purposely want my work to bring in my sense-of-humor; something light and airy.|
Bold colors to help brighten the viewer’s perspective and hopefully a smile.
|What do you try to control in your surfaces, and what do you leave to chance?|
|5% planned and the rest to chance.|
|Where do you see your work going from here?|
|Bigger and outdoors (move to metal)|