Flakes is a series of works that is strongly influenced by the graphic novel form. The story is told through pen and ink drawings, which are arranged in panels that depict repeated perspectives, angles, shapes, and textures. These visual elements act as signposts to suggest multiple paths through a narrative that explores the physical and psychological connections humans have with their environments. In these drawings, I have avoided explicitly representing the human figure. Connections are made among the panels by visual associations that work holistically to create a psychological effect, and to imply rather than dictate narrative rhythms and pulses.
In the making of Flakes, I have been influenced by the woodcut novels of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward, the paintings of Alex Coalville, the novels of Virginia Woolf, and the comics of Chris Ware, Al Columbia, and Lorenzo Mattotti.