I am a careful and constant observer. I probably enjoy social gatherings for a different reason than most people, as I am more interested in interacting as a passive witness than as the life of the party. The psychology of "mob mentality" has always fascinated me. When the mob ignites, abandonment of decent judgment and loss of inhibitions is both exciting and very frightening. My artwork is both a critique and a celebration of this phenomenon. As I comment on a variety of subjects from our societys obsession and dependence on digital media, lust for what we dont have, and the general recklessness of human nature, I attempt to be just as self-critical as socially critical. The shameless characters in my paintings reinforce an overwhelming suspicion that human beings are as much propelled toward primordial impulse as they are concerned with achieving civilized man. My paintings surrender to impulse rather than trying to escape it.