My anthropomorphized animal portraits show animals typing, texting, and taking selfies at their zoom room workspaces. Superficially, these sweet and funny animal portraits seem to be wrapped in a pink and blue sugar coating of childhood innocence, introversion, and shyness. Underneath that protective candy coating, however, an imagination is running wild, using animal adaptations in a message of the importance of species conservation and nonconformity.
Thick, unapologetically raw, visceral brushstrokes demonstrate the process of the creation, including the mistakes and layers of thick paint. My love for animals, the aesthetics of Japanese Kawaii culture, and the mystery and satire of Alfred Hitchcock are my main inspirations.