Conceptual art allows me to share certain thoughts and feelings that may be hard to articulate otherwise. This makes for highly personal images that are intentionally challenging to read, like a visual puzzle.
Sometimes we meet someone at a serendipitous time. But more often the timing will be off just a notch, and the encounter will go by in passing. Drawn with one of my favorite short stories in mind, by Haruki Murakami: On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning.
Heartbreak as a procedurally generated puzzle that's different every time, but follows a similar logic. Even if you return it to its initial state, something will have changed.
A profile image for "Women Who Draw", a large directory of female illustrators. The image had to portray a single woman on a white background, within certain dimensions. Although the thousands of illustrators interpreting this in their own way have created a fantastic diversity of images, I still found it ironic that all these drawn women still existed within the stated confines. In my entry, a woman is pushing out of her box.
Social commentary on empty corporate careers. Going 'HAM' stands for going 'Hard As a Motherfucker".
I always felt ambivalent about the end-of-year burning of the Japanese daruma dolls who helped their owners' wishes to come true.
From Wikipedia: "People with [Borderline Personality Disorder] can be very sensitive to the way others treat them [...]. Their feelings about others often shift from positive to negative after a disappointment, a perceived threat of losing someone, or a perceived loss of esteem in the eyes of someone they value. This phenomenon, sometimes called splitting or black-and-white thinking, includes a shift from idealizing others (feeling admiration and love) to devaluing them (feeling anger or dislike). Combined with mood disturbances, idealization and devaluation can undermine relationships with family, friends, and co-workers.
While strongly desiring intimacy, people with BPD tend toward insecure, avoidant or ambivalent, or fearfully preoccupied attachment patterns in relationships."