Hailing from the inherently black and white nature (in color and ethics) of the comic book universe, the surfaces of my pieces are used as three-dimensional canvases to explore individuals' narratives. Alone the images may appear commonplace, but they still seem to cry out “What next?!” and “What before??” But, like catching sight of one’s soulmate across a crowded subway, the narratives are not usually carried to fruition.
In light of this rather jaggedly unfinished edge (and with a half-eaten meal remaining on the plate!), we are left to ponder and construct our own happy (or unhappy) endings to the story. Like, maybe she was lying all along… Oh! Or even better, what if it was a case of mistaken identity?! And with these revisions and re-imaginings, we are given the opportunity to examine this one brief moment from all angles, incessantly probing for new perspectives — all while we sip a cup of coffee.
Slowly, but also suddenly, we come to see the narrative for what it really is: complicated and subtle. The morally ideal black and white of the comic book world falls away and we are left staring at our world with its infinite hues of slate, smoke, and beautiful grey.