ARTIST STATEMENT

My work explores the constructed "self" through the singular lens of the degrading body. I have always had an interest in different strategies of representation and my recent paintings are an amalgamation of both figurative and semi-abstract representations of the human form in ways that illustrate the contrasting elements of the physical and psychological identity. I am fascinated with narratives that recontextualize self-identity, take away ideas of free will and absolute individuality and allow identity to be seen within a deterministic construction; a small part of a larger system as opposed to autonomous.



DOCTORS NOTES

EMRN: 10202


Physical Exam

GENERAL: Alert male in no acute distress.Reaches conclusions with dissociative reasoning.

EYES: Appear grossly normal with nonicteric sclera and intact EOM. Pupils appear normal. Astigmatism present in both eyes.

ENT: Oropharynx appears normal. Though normal is grossly unimpressive

NECK: Cervical nodes are normal. No thyroid abnormalities or masses are appreciated. No carotid bruits are noted

CARDIAC: RRR without murmur. Patient admits to heartbreaks, no evidence present.

LUNGS: Respiratory effort is normal. Adequate breath sounds noted bilaterally. Clear to A&P bilaterally. No CVAT is present. Breaths polluted air

ABDOMEN: Bowel sounds are normal. Chest wall is nontender to palpation. No hepatosplenomegaly is appreciated. Full of shit.

EXTREMITIES: Warm without cyanosis, contusions, clubbing or edema. Ideological extremes present.

SKIN: No rashes are noted. Skin reenforces identity based on socially constructed archetypes.

NEURO: Grossly normal. Cranial nerves are normal. Deep tendon reflexes are normal. Abnormal ability to find meaning in the meaningless

PSYCH: Alert and oriented. Mood is normal. Nihilistic tendencies.