We adults all tell stories about ourselves and who we are, and all of our stories change depending on the audience and what we think they want to hear. My favorite parts of the story are the parts you never hear. My favorite parts of people are the parts that they hide.
I make art because it makes me happy. In my work, I try to use dark humor and my own childish and whimsical vocabulary to tell stories about all parts of people – especially the parts that we adults normally hide.
To tell these stories, I like to develop characters — some of whom make one time appearances and some of whom make repeat appearances. A few of them are inspired by real people, but most of them are inspired by the things I learn from people. Although I identify most closely with the bird lady, I know, love, and feel compassion for all of them.