ASHES OF OUR ZEITGEIST is a cross section of oil paintings and photographs. This work examines the grand narratives interlaced through our current social fabric.
Over the years of studying the relationship between public imagination and propaganda I've learned to synthesize reality from endless signals received through the noise. Protest, fake news, collective environmental anxiety, civilian gun violence, economic degradation, infrastructural catastrophes, and systemic war fueled by nationalism are some of the topics touched upon in this exhibition. No matter what convoluted, misunderstood or misrepresented environment the subjects of these paintings find themselves in, my intention is to paint their flesh to highlight and insist on shared humanity.