These works explore ideas about things that grow and thrive against one’s will–an internal and external “rooting out,” with an eventual return that becomes a cycle of time. Depicted within these pieces is vegetation that flourishes and spreads under even the harshest conditions, and which symbolize unhealthy behaviors or patterns that recur in our lives based on a past that has deeply affected us. You see me working with ways to try and contain this unwanted stuff, to smash it, cover it up, scribble it out, but still it seeps out. I often pair this growth with a sense of history—amongst patterns, artifacts and other elements which create a confusion of reality and cultural significance.