Artist Statement

My artworks are inspired by the historical Cabinet of Curiosities, Coney Island style circus sideshows/freak shows, and today’s high-tech bio-engineering of creatures. They are super realistic representations of mythic monsters, cryptids, and imaginary marvels. My “Sea Rabbit”, which is a half-rabbit and half-seal sea monster represent the history of where I live - Dutch settlers named it Coney Island (“wild rabbit island“). Body parts of animals, including humans (my own) were often used as art supplies. My “freak babies” rogue taxidermy were made of my peeled skins. 32 foot sea serpent. 6 foot mermaid. 6-winged 7 foot dragon. 8-legged dog.