Artist Statement
Why complicate the physical world when I can do so in an imaginary one? Being able to take a glimpse into another dimension is something that I have always dreamed of. A universe similar or drastically different to our own that exists alternately to the world we are familiar with. The discovery of Dimension-0 came out of a desire for exploration and adventure. I sent myself on a quest to document lifeforms and locations in this alternate universe in order to capture its wonders, I began to realize that Dimension-0 had become so much bigger than my own mind could comprehend. Like our own universe Dimension-0 is forever expanding, building on itself, continually growing with new lifeforms, place, things, that have yet to be found. At first I went searching through this universe just out of pure enjoyment now I use my universe as a tool to explore and understand aspects of real life. I use my characters to understand aspects of human life and human attributes that I do not understand. So I bring the attributes of real people that I meet or come across on the street to inspire my characters and the places that they inhabit. Now what was once originally a desire for simple discovery has become a task of taking these findings from our world and transforming them into works that flow and tell a story. I have become a part of something so much bigger than myself that it is no longer my job to simply create, but to use this alternate world to understand our own.