MEMOIRS OF A SWORD SWALLOWER
“Memoirs of a Sword Swallower” invites us on an autobiographical journey of the artist. A collection of images, deconstructed into skeletal forms and fragments are accompanied by his distinctive ability to integrate figuration with abstraction. He shares glimpses of the spectacular and the spectacle that is his everyday life. Anatomical marvels, chimera-like figures, and of course the act of sword swallowing draw on the enchanting and confounding experience of circus culture. Defying the laws of nature while embracing the wonders of science we peer into this often unseen realm with new eyes. Harsh brushstrokes are met with fine lines and patterns, displacing these figures into a surreal environment that only perpetuates our intrigue.