Searching and Struggling

These are the prints and paintings from my senior year of college, through my mid-20’s. There is a lot here. I was very prolific in this period of my life. I was also struggling with some very difficult things. My alcohol and drug use was spiraling out of control. I was searching for meaning, and understanding, and I was tearing at the spiritual identity I’d grown up with.

Some of these paintings are very coarse, even ugly. Some may give offense. I don’t intend to explain all the imagery and meanings, but if you see something troubling, especially those that seem misogynistic, consider that many of these paintings are asking questions, not making statements.