I admit I am drawn to the graphics of comic books and print ads, of happy meals and cereal boxes. I have a love-hate relationship with their happy energy, eye-catching colors and clever compositions. I am consciously taken in by seductive one-liners and am inevitably propelled to action by the marketing sleight of hand.
In using as inspiration for my artwork that which is intrinsically manipulative, and turning it into something unique and personally meaningful, I become a recycler of fiction, a generator of feeling, and a weaver of dreams. In short, I become a manipulator myself, as powerful as the designer of the cereal box.