The imagery in this series is based on a recurring dream I’ve had since my early twenties, about a baby and a fish. Like all my work, these paintings also reflect my love of art history and my interest in all kinds of stories: literary, cultural, and personal. More specifically, I’m influenced by Latin American magical realist fiction, in which unexplained or illogical elements appear in an otherwise believable setting.
Galería Studio Cerrillo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, México, July 2007
Ninth Annual Miami University Young Painters Competition Finalists Exhibition Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2007