"Someone once described my work to me as illustrations of folklore and mythology from a surreal alternate reality... and I thought that was pretty fantastic.
Some recurring animals (such as cicadas) have particular significance to me and the more I use the the more they become symbols as part of a visual language. Thematically I am fascinated by nature and natural systems, the science of perception, and the tension between "wildness" and "civilization" both externally and internally, and my works tend to reflect those interests.
Each piece presents new challenges. Careful prep and planning can allow you to mitigate a great deal of trouble, but there is always that uncontrollable variable which crops up. I tend to think of mistakes and adversities as opportunities for creative problem solving and unexpected detail." - J.A.W. Cooper
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