My artwork extends from an internal investigation of the childhood role models, popular icons and cultural stereotypes that influenced how I perceive what it means to be a man. By projecting myself as hyper-masculine heroes, I manifest the ongoing tensions between my desires to represent male virility and the vulnerabilities within my identity developed by these images of power. Over the years my attention has expanded from superheroes to include sports athletes, mythological and historical figures, religious icons, and, most recently, my own family members. Whether painting, drawing, sculpture, or performance, my work relates the confusion, desperation and, often times, failure we experience when attempting to locate ourselves within our cultures and traditions or aspire to their unattainable ideals.