"Like a dream, my works resemble reality, but with distortion around the aspects that may be difficult for the mind to confront."

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Netanya

Like a dream, my works resemble reality, but with distortion around the aspects that may be difficult for the mind to confront. As with a fairy-tail, a "fantasy" story allows the viewer to process a difficult topic in a way that is both honest and entertaining. I am especially interested in discussing the experiences of children. This goes along well with my idea of “visual mythology”, as stories are often used to instill ideas in children when a more literal explanation may not make sense to them.
As the “reality” of my work begins to emerge, I switch focus away from my references and put my imagination down on paper. As I build up the layers of my work, the fantastical elements become more colorful, textured, or reflective, depending on what materials I have chosen. The end result is an image that draws from the tradition of representational art and morphs into an exploration of the mysterious and intangible.

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