I am an artist specializing in paintings that explore the nature of identity in all of its fractured manifestations. A repeated theme in my work is that of containment, especially containment of the hidden selves I try to reconcile with the conflicting roles I play in my life. My paintings often represent the release of those otherwise eclipsed parts of my identity, and what happens when the distorted logic of consciousness strikes against day-to-day tasks, duties and expectations. I often play with this theme by using humor to explore the clash between my domestic and professional roles. Through painting and collage, I stage unrelated figures to reverse expectations in an effort to examine the frayed edges of an identity built out of contrasting selves.